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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the City of Mitcham, making up 33.2% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in City of Mitcham 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 Mitcham.

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 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. The City of Mitcham currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of economy.id, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that the City of Mitcham subscribe to the FULL version of economy.id.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Mitcham 2016
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1050.44.0
Mining230.11.2
Manufacturing9953.68.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services960.31.2
Construction1,4505.37.6
Wholesale Trade4901.82.8
Retail Trade2,4709.010.7
Accommodation and Food Services1,3655.06.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2510.94.1
Information Media and Telecommunications1810.71.3
Financial and Insurance Services2931.12.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2891.11.3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,5765.75.5
Administrative and Support Services7832.83.6
Public Administration and Safety9053.37.1
Education and Training5,04118.38.7
Health Care and Social Assistance9,11633.214.8
Arts and Recreation Services3321.21.4
Other Services1,0043.73.9
Industry not classified7142.63.3

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

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: 4.0% Mining, South Australia: 1.2% Manufacturing, South Australia: 8.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: 1.2% Construction, South Australia: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, South Australia: 2.8% Retail Trade, South Australia: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: 2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: 5.5% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 7.1% Education and Training, South Australia: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: 14.8% Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: 1.4% Other Services, South Australia: 3.9% Industry not classified, South Australia: 3.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Mitcham: 0.4% Mining, City of Mitcham: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Mitcham: 3.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Mitcham: 0.3% Construction, City of Mitcham: 5.3% Wholesale Trade, City of Mitcham: 1.8% Retail Trade, City of Mitcham: 9.0% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Mitcham: 5.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Mitcham: 0.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Mitcham: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Mitcham: 1.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Mitcham: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Mitcham: 5.7% Administrative and Support Services, City of Mitcham: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, City of Mitcham: 3.3% Education and Training, City of Mitcham: 18.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Mitcham: 33.2% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Mitcham: 1.2% Other Services, City of Mitcham: 3.7% Industry not classified, City of Mitcham: 2.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in City of Mitcham in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (9,116 local workers 33.2%)
  • Education and Training (5,041 local workers 18.3%)
  • Retail Trade (2,470 local workers 9.0%)

In combination these three industries employed 16,627 people in total or 60.5% of local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.7% in Education and Training; and 10.7% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (33.2% compared to 14.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (18.3% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (3.6% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (3.3% compared to 7.1%)

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