City of Mandurah

Resident workers - Industry

Construction employs more of the City of Mandurah'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 Mandurah residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the City of Mandurah, 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 Mandurah 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 Mandurah - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2420.82.51880.62.3+54
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3751.21.23151.11.1+60
Wholesale Trade5201.72.56022.03.4-82
Retail Trade3,62111.79.53,40111.49.6+220
Accommodation and Food Services2,1837.06.41,9516.55.6+232
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,1193.64.69543.24.3+165
Information Media and Telecommunications2670.91.02420.81.0+25
Financial and Insurance Services4721.52.44311.42.4+41
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5851.91.75922.01.7-7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,1233.66.41,0773.66.9+46
Administrative and Support Services1,0653.43.39253.13.0+140
Public Administration and Safety1,5615.06.21,3784.66.0+183
Education and Training2,6528.58.72,1047.07.6+548
Health Care and Social Assistance3,64911.811.72,7349.29.9+915
Arts and Recreation Services3851.21.63171.11.3+68
Other Services1,1453.74.01,0443.53.7+101
Industry not classified1,3194.24.66152.12.1+704
Total Persons31,058100.0100.027,733100.0100.0+3,325

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

  • Construction (3,754 people or 12.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,649 people or 11.8%)
  • Retail Trade (3,621 people or 11.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 11,024 people in total or 35.5% of the total resident workforce.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Mining (9.2% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.6% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (12.1% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Retail Trade (11.7% compared to 9.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-930 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+915 resident workforce)
  • Mining (+895 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+704 resident workforce)

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