City of Kalamunda

Employment by industry (Census)

Transport, Postal and Warehousing is the largest employer in the City of Kalamunda, making up 13.7% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the City of Kalamunda regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across the City of Kalamunda.

Note: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current benchmark:
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Kalamunda20212016Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2671.62.32651.82.5+2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2361.41.21701.21.2+66
Wholesale Trade6153.82.44002.82.5+215
Retail Trade1,4428.88.71,4089.79.5+34
Accommodation and Food Services1,0996.76.51,0687.46.4+31
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,24613.74.52,05714.24.6+189
Information Media and Telecommunications710.40.8770.51.0-6
Financial and Insurance Services1561.02.12982.12.3-142
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3191.91.42932.01.7+26
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5743.56.95103.56.4+64
Administrative and Support Services4832.93.13902.73.3+93
Public Administration and Safety4082.55.94443.16.2-36
Education and Training1,97012.08.71,77112.28.7+199
Health Care and Social Assistance1,4668.913.61,1838.211.7+283
Arts and Recreation Services1731.11.61561.11.6+17
Other Services7604.63.96944.83.9+66
Industry not classified8235.04.67034.84.6+120
Total persons16,385100.0100.014,496100.0100.0+1,889

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

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the City of Kalamunda in 2021 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2,246 people or 13.7%)
  • Education and Training (1,970 people or 12.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,466 people or 8.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 5,682 people in total or 34.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 4.5% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing; 8.7% in Education and Training and 13.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the City of Kalamunda and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (13.7% compared to 4.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (2.9% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (8.9% compared to 13.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (2.5% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2016 and 2021 in the City of Kalamunda were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+283 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+275 local workers)
  • Mining (+224 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+215 local workers)

City of Kalamunda

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