City of Kalamunda

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of the City of Kalamunda'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 the City of Kalamunda residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the City of Kalamunda, 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 the City of Kalamunda 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
City of Kalamunda - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2861.02.52520.92.3+34
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3011.11.22871.01.1+14
Wholesale Trade1,0323.82.51,3884.93.4-356
Retail Trade2,5139.29.52,94110.49.6-428
Accommodation and Food Services1,4435.36.41,1614.15.6+282
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,2468.24.62,0997.44.3+147
Information Media and Telecommunications2250.81.02420.91.0-17
Financial and Insurance Services5562.02.46112.22.4-55
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4371.61.74721.71.7-35
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,4605.46.41,6525.96.9-192
Administrative and Support Services8463.13.38272.93.0+19
Public Administration and Safety1,6145.96.21,6455.86.0-31
Education and Training2,3638.78.72,1427.67.6+221
Health Care and Social Assistance2,84110.411.72,5259.09.9+316
Arts and Recreation Services4221.51.63641.31.3+58
Other Services1,3675.04.01,3674.93.7--
Industry not classified1,3024.84.65512.02.1+751
Total Persons27,272100.0100.027,140100.0100.0+132

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the City of Kalamunda in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,841 people or 10.4%)
  • Construction (2,819 people or 10.3%)
  • Retail Trade (2,513 people or 9.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 8,173 people in total or 30.0% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 11.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.8% in Construction and 9.5% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (8.2% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.0% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (10.4% compared to 11.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Wholesale Trade (3.8% compared to 2.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Kalamunda were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-945 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+751 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (-428 resident workforce)
  • Wholesale Trade (-356 resident workforce)

City of Kalamunda

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