City of Mandurah

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries 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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
City of Mandurah - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2640.72.32420.82.5+22
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5061.41.23751.21.2+131
Wholesale Trade5321.52.55201.72.5+12
Retail Trade3,86010.78.83,62111.79.5+239
Accommodation and Food Services2,6407.36.52,1837.06.4+457
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2593.54.51,1193.64.6+140
Information Media and Telecommunications1660.50.82670.91.0-101
Financial and Insurance Services4331.22.24721.52.4-39
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5541.51.45851.91.7-31
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,3333.76.91,1233.66.4+210
Administrative and Support Services1,2313.43.11,0653.43.3+166
Public Administration and Safety1,7214.85.91,5615.06.2+160
Education and Training3,1298.78.82,6528.58.7+477
Health Care and Social Assistance4,88113.513.63,64911.811.7+1,232
Arts and Recreation Services4631.31.63851.21.6+78
Other Services1,3943.93.91,1453.74.0+249
Industry not classified1,5614.34.61,3194.24.6+242
Total Persons36,165100.0100.031,058100.0100.0+5,107

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

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the City of Mandurah in 2021shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,881 people or 13.5%)
  • Mining (3,935 people or 10.9%)
  • Retail Trade (3,860 people or 10.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 12,676 people in total or 35.1% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 13.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 7.5% in Mining and 8.8% 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 (10.9% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.7% compared to 6.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (7.4% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Retail Trade (10.7% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,232 resident workforce)
  • Mining (+1,064 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (+529 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+477 resident workforce)

City of Mandurah

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