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Employment by industry (Census)

Manufacturing is the largest employer in the City of Kwinana, making up 23.9% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in City of Kwinana 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 Kwinana.

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).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, City of Kwinana in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Kwinana 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3142.52.51741.42.4+140
Mining5064.06.65164.26.4-10
Manufacturing3,02123.95.63,98432.48.2-963
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3883.11.23863.11.1+2
Construction1,46311.69.91,79414.610.4-331
Wholesale Trade3813.02.54113.33.5-30
Retail Trade8006.39.56325.110.0+168
Accommodation and Food Services4243.46.42532.15.9+171
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6605.24.66345.24.6+26
Information Media and Telecommunications420.31.0230.21.1+19
Financial and Insurance Services3182.52.3410.32.5+277
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2141.71.72221.81.7-8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3392.76.43062.57.2+33
Administrative and Support Services3172.53.32702.23.1+47
Public Administration and Safety7886.26.27716.36.2+17
Education and Training8266.58.76535.38.0+173
Health Care and Social Assistance7445.911.75674.610.3+177
Arts and Recreation Services1381.11.6730.61.3+65
Other Services3252.63.92732.23.9+52
Industry not classified6425.14.63102.52.2+332

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Western Australia: 2.5% Mining, Western Australia: 6.6% Manufacturing, Western Australia: 5.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Australia: 1.2% Construction, Western Australia: 9.9% Wholesale Trade, Western Australia: 2.5% Retail Trade, Western Australia: 9.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Western Australia: 6.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Australia: 4.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Australia: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Western Australia: 2.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Western Australia: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Australia: 6.4% Administrative and Support Services, Western Australia: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Western Australia: 6.2% Education and Training, Western Australia: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Australia: 11.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Western Australia: 1.6% Other Services, Western Australia: 3.9% Industry not classified, Western Australia: 4.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Kwinana: 2.5% Mining, City of Kwinana: 4.0% Manufacturing, City of Kwinana: 23.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Kwinana: 3.1% Construction, City of Kwinana: 11.6% Wholesale Trade, City of Kwinana: 3.0% Retail Trade, City of Kwinana: 6.3% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Kwinana: 3.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Kwinana: 5.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Kwinana: 0.3% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Kwinana: 2.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Kwinana: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Kwinana: 2.7% Administrative and Support Services, City of Kwinana: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, City of Kwinana: 6.2% Education and Training, City of Kwinana: 6.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Kwinana: 5.9% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Kwinana: 1.1% Other Services, City of Kwinana: 2.6% Industry not classified, City of Kwinana: 5.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Kwinana: +140 Mining, City of Kwinana: -10 Manufacturing, City of Kwinana: -963 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Kwinana: +2 Construction, City of Kwinana: -331 Wholesale Trade, City of Kwinana: -30 Retail Trade, City of Kwinana: +168 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Kwinana: +171 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Kwinana: +26 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Kwinana: +19 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Kwinana: +277 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Kwinana: -8 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Kwinana: +33 Administrative and Support Services, City of Kwinana: +47 Public Administration and Safety, City of Kwinana: +17 Education and Training, City of Kwinana: +173 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Kwinana: +177 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Kwinana: +65 Other Services, City of Kwinana: +52 Industry not classified, City of Kwinana: +332
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in City of Kwinana in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (3,021 local workers 23.9%)
  • Construction (1,463 local workers 11.6%)
  • Education and Training (826 local workers 6.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 5,310 people in total or 42.0% of local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 5.6% in Manufacturing; 9.9% in Construction; and 8.7% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (23.9% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (5.9% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.7% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (6.3% compared to 9.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Kwinana were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-963 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+332 local workers)
  • Construction (-331 local workers)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+277 local workers)

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