Perth Inner City Region

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries employs more of Perth Inner City Region's resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which Perth Inner City Region residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Perth Inner City Region, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in Perth Inner City Region are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
Perth Inner City Region - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3860.42.33630.52.5+23
Mining6,9537.67.54,0485.96.3+2,905
Manufacturing2,7623.05.32,3973.55.6+365
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services9701.11.27311.11.2+239
Construction5,3475.98.84,7997.09.8+548
Wholesale Trade1,6921.92.51,4332.12.5+259
Retail Trade6,3126.98.85,0977.49.5+1,215
Accommodation and Food Services7,5438.36.56,3119.26.4+1,232
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,8133.14.52,1823.24.6+631
Information Media and Telecommunications1,0591.20.89591.41.0+100
Financial and Insurance Services3,0653.42.22,4183.52.4+647
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,6481.81.41,4822.21.7+166
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services12,47113.76.98,32612.16.4+4,145
Administrative and Support Services2,7703.03.12,4803.63.3+290
Public Administration and Safety5,3885.95.94,4286.56.2+960
Education and Training8,4999.38.86,3769.38.7+2,123
Health Care and Social Assistance13,17214.413.68,01011.711.7+5,162
Arts and Recreation Services2,1942.41.61,5732.31.6+621
Other Services2,6973.03.92,1713.24.0+526
Industry not classified2,9683.24.62,9684.34.6--
Total Persons90,709100.0100.068,552100.0100.0+22,157

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Perth Inner City Region in 2021shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (13,172 people or 14.4%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (12,471 people or 13.7%)
  • Education and Training (8,499 people or 9.3%)

In combination these three industries employed 34,142 people in total or 37.4% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 13.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 6.9% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services and 8.8% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of Perth Inner City Region and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (13.7% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (5.9% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (3.0% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Retail Trade (6.9% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2016 and 2021 in Perth Inner City Region were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+5,162 resident workforce)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+4,145 resident workforce)
  • Mining (+2,905 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+2,123 resident workforce)

Perth Inner City Region

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