City of Kwinana

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of the City of Kwinana'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 Kwinana residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the City of Kwinana, 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 Kwinana 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 Kwinana - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1671.02.51290.92.3+38
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2271.41.21280.91.1+99
Wholesale Trade5303.22.56374.73.4-107
Retail Trade1,80810.89.51,39510.29.6+413
Accommodation and Food Services1,0456.26.46314.65.6+414
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9935.94.67825.74.3+211
Information Media and Telecommunications1520.91.01260.91.0+26
Financial and Insurance Services3292.02.42431.82.4+86
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2331.41.72181.61.7+15
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8505.16.45774.26.9+273
Administrative and Support Services6353.83.34663.43.0+169
Public Administration and Safety1,1236.76.27815.76.0+342
Education and Training1,1036.68.77215.37.6+382
Health Care and Social Assistance1,97311.711.71,2789.49.9+695
Arts and Recreation Services2111.31.61301.01.3+81
Other Services6724.04.04973.63.7+175
Industry not classified8955.34.63082.32.1+587
Total Persons16,802100.0100.012,728100.0100.0+4,074

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 Kwinana in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,973 people or 11.7%)
  • Retail Trade (1,808 people or 10.8%)
  • Construction (1,780 people or 10.6%)

In combination these three industries employed 5,561 people in total or 33.1% of the total resident workforce.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (8.1% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Education and Training (6.6% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Mining (4.3% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.0% 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 Kwinana were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+695 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+587 resident workforce)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+414 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (+413 resident workforce)

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