City of Melville

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of the City of Melville'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 Melville residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the City of Melville, 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 Melville 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

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Resident workers industry of employment
City of Melville - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2360.52.51560.32.3+80
Mining2,1574.66.32,3084.65.9-151
Manufacturing2,2404.85.63,2796.57.8-1,039
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5191.11.25231.01.1-4
Construction3,5237.59.83,8197.69.7-296
Wholesale Trade1,2152.62.51,7603.53.4-545
Retail Trade4,3079.29.54,7409.49.6-433
Accommodation and Food Services2,8636.16.42,8235.65.6+40
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,7313.74.61,7223.44.3+9
Information Media and Telecommunications5171.11.05661.11.0-49
Financial and Insurance Services1,4053.02.41,6053.22.4-200
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,1202.41.71,0212.01.7+99
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,5449.76.45,31310.56.9-769
Administrative and Support Services1,1722.53.31,2492.53.0-77
Public Administration and Safety2,8826.26.22,9515.86.0-69
Education and Training5,62112.08.75,29910.57.6+322
Health Care and Social Assistance6,23213.411.75,92611.79.9+306
Arts and Recreation Services8871.91.67881.61.3+99
Other Services1,4823.24.01,5863.13.7-104
Industry not classified2,0174.34.69441.92.1+1,073
Total Persons46,670100.0100.048,378100.0100.0-1,708

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the City of Melville in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,232 people or 13.4%)
  • Education and Training (5,621 people or 12.0%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4,544 people or 9.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 16,397 people in total or 35.1% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 11.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.7% in Education and Training and 6.4% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (9.7% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Education and Training (12.0% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (7.5% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.5% compared to 2.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Industry not classified (+1,073 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (-1,039 resident workforce)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (-769 resident workforce)
  • Wholesale Trade (-545 resident workforce)

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