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Employment by industry (Census)

Retail Trade is the largest employer in the City of Mandurah, making up 17.3% of total employment.

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

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 Mandurah 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 Mandurah 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing690.30.7550.30.6+14
Mining780.43.1730.43.3+5
Manufacturing6032.85.98554.68.8-252
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1520.71.21220.71.1+30
Construction1,9189.08.31,6899.18.1+229
Wholesale Trade2311.12.82901.64.0-59
Retail Trade3,68017.310.43,56819.211.0+112
Accommodation and Food Services2,1079.96.81,8149.86.0+293
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6463.04.65553.04.4+91
Information Media and Telecommunications2061.01.12061.11.20
Financial and Insurance Services3681.72.93451.93.1+23
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5122.41.95012.71.9+11
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7193.47.56583.58.7+61
Administrative and Support Services6503.13.05843.13.0+66
Public Administration and Safety1,1415.46.81,0435.66.8+98
Education and Training2,45611.59.41,95910.58.6+497
Health Care and Social Assistance3,65117.113.02,82215.211.5+829
Arts and Recreation Services3421.61.82531.41.6+89
Other Services9234.34.18214.43.9+102
Industry not classified8554.04.73802.02.2+475

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, Greater Perth: 0.7% Mining, Greater Perth: 3.1% Manufacturing, Greater Perth: 5.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Perth: 1.2% Construction, Greater Perth: 8.3% Wholesale Trade, Greater Perth: 2.8% Retail Trade, Greater Perth: 10.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Perth: 6.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Perth: 4.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Perth: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Perth: 2.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Perth: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Perth: 7.5% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Perth: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Perth: 6.8% Education and Training, Greater Perth: 9.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Perth: 13.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Perth: 1.8% Other Services, Greater Perth: 4.1% Industry not classified, Greater Perth: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Mandurah: 0.3% Mining, City of Mandurah: 0.4% Manufacturing, City of Mandurah: 2.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Mandurah: 0.7% Construction, City of Mandurah: 9.0% Wholesale Trade, City of Mandurah: 1.1% Retail Trade, City of Mandurah: 17.3% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Mandurah: 9.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Mandurah: 3.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Mandurah: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Mandurah: 1.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Mandurah: 2.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Mandurah: 3.4% Administrative and Support Services, City of Mandurah: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, City of Mandurah: 5.4% Education and Training, City of Mandurah: 11.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Mandurah: 17.1% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Mandurah: 1.6% Other Services, City of Mandurah: 4.3% Industry not classified, City of Mandurah: 4.0%
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 Mandurah: +14 Mining, City of Mandurah: +5 Manufacturing, City of Mandurah: -252 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Mandurah: +30 Construction, City of Mandurah: +229 Wholesale Trade, City of Mandurah: -59 Retail Trade, City of Mandurah: +112 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Mandurah: +293 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Mandurah: +91 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Mandurah: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Mandurah: +23 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Mandurah: +11 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Mandurah: +61 Administrative and Support Services, City of Mandurah: +66 Public Administration and Safety, City of Mandurah: +98 Education and Training, City of Mandurah: +497 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Mandurah: +829 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Mandurah: +89 Other Services, City of Mandurah: +102 Industry not classified, City of Mandurah: +475
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 Mandurah in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (3,680 local workers 17.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,651 local workers 17.1%)
  • Education and Training (2,456 local workers 11.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 9,787 people in total or 45.9% of local workers.

In comparison, Greater Perth employed 10.4% in Retail Trade; 13.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.4% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the City of Mandurah and Greater Perth were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (17.3% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.1% compared to 13.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.4% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (2.8% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+829 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+497 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+475 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+293 local workers)

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