Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the City of Melville, making up 27.4% 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 Melville 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 Melville.
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
|Employment (Census) by industry sector|
|City of Melville||2016||2011||Change|
|Industry||Number||%||Western Australia||Number||%||Western Australia||2011 - 2016|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||120||0.3||2.5||142||0.4||2.4||-22|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||102||0.3||1.2||62||0.2||1.1||+40|
|Accommodation and Food Services||2,485||6.2||6.4||2,280||6.7||5.9||+205|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||521||1.3||4.6||931||2.7||4.6||-410|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||269||0.7||1.0||249||0.7||1.1||+20|
|Financial and Insurance Services||625||1.6||2.3||729||2.1||2.5||-104|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||804||2.0||1.7||785||2.3||1.7||+19|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||2,290||5.7||6.4||2,282||6.7||7.2||+8|
|Administrative and Support Services||837||2.1||3.3||768||2.3||3.1||+69|
|Public Administration and Safety||1,878||4.7||6.2||1,086||3.2||6.2||+792|
|Education and Training||5,304||13.2||8.7||4,659||13.7||8.0||+645|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||10,970||27.4||11.7||5,590||16.5||10.3||+5,380|
|Arts and Recreation Services||393||1.0||1.6||364||1.1||1.3||+29|
|Industry not classified||1,502||3.7||4.6||665||2.0||2.2||+837|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the City of Melville in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:
- Health Care and Social Assistance (10,970 people or 27.4%)
- Retail Trade (5,634 people or 14.1%)
- Education and Training (5,304 people or 13.2%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 21,908 people in total or 54.7% of the local workers.
In comparison, Western Australia employed 11.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.5% in Retail Trade and 8.7% in Education and Training.
The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the City of Melville and Western Australia were:
- A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (27.4% compared to 11.7%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (1.5% compared to 6.6%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (5.2% compared to 9.9%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (14.1% compared to 9.5%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Melville were for those employed in:
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+5,380 local workers)
- Industry not classified (+837 local workers)
- Public Administration and Safety (+792 local workers)
- Construction (-721 local workers)