City of Mandurah

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the City of Mandurah, making up 20.5% 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 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).

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 Mandurah20212016Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing660.32.3690.32.5-3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1510.61.21520.71.2-1
Wholesale Trade2030.82.42311.12.5-28
Retail Trade4,20017.18.73,68017.39.5+520
Accommodation and Food Services2,61210.66.52,1079.96.4+505
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6972.84.56463.04.6+51
Information Media and Telecommunications1150.50.82061.01.0-91
Financial and Insurance Services3031.22.13681.72.3-65
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4641.91.45122.41.7-48
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7252.96.97193.46.4+6
Administrative and Support Services7593.13.16503.13.3+109
Public Administration and Safety1,1354.65.91,1415.46.2-6
Education and Training3,00012.28.72,45611.58.7+544
Health Care and Social Assistance5,05820.513.63,65117.111.7+1,407
Arts and Recreation Services3951.61.63421.61.6+53
Other Services1,2245.03.99234.33.9+301
Industry not classified1,0044.14.68554.04.6+149
Total persons24,614100.0100.021,307100.0100.0+3,307

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 Mandurah in 2021 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,058 people or 20.5%)
  • Retail Trade (4,200 people or 17.1%)
  • Education and Training (3,000 people or 12.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 12,258 people in total or 49.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 13.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.7% in Retail Trade and 8.7% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (17.1% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (0.6% compared to 7.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (20.5% compared to 13.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Accommodation and Food Services (10.6% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,407 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+544 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+520 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+505 local workers)

City of Mandurah

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