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Employment by industry (Census)

Education and Training is the largest employer in the Shire of Mundaring, making up 12.6% of total employment.

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

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 Shire of Mundaring currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that the Shire of Mundaring subscribe to the FULL version of

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Shire of Mundaring 2016
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Number%Western Australia %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1011.22.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services510.61.2
Wholesale Trade2843.32.5
Retail Trade94110.89.5
Accommodation and Food Services5266.06.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4164.84.6
Information Media and Telecommunications480.51.0
Financial and Insurance Services420.52.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1081.21.7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5376.16.4
Administrative and Support Services2072.43.3
Public Administration and Safety88010.16.2
Education and Training1,09912.68.7
Health Care and Social Assistance7999.111.7
Arts and Recreation Services1341.51.6
Other Services4395.03.9
Industry not classified4465.14.6

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, Western Australia: 2.5% Mining, Western Australia: 6.6% Manufacturing, Western Australia: 5.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Australia: 1.2% Construction, Western Australia: 9.9% Wholesale Trade, Western Australia: 2.5% Retail Trade, Western Australia: 9.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Western Australia: 6.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Australia: 4.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Australia: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Western Australia: 2.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Western Australia: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Australia: 6.4% Administrative and Support Services, Western Australia: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Western Australia: 6.2% Education and Training, Western Australia: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Australia: 11.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Western Australia: 1.6% Other Services, Western Australia: 3.9% Industry not classified, Western Australia: 4.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Shire of Mundaring: 1.2% Mining, Shire of Mundaring: 2.0% Manufacturing, Shire of Mundaring: 7.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Shire of Mundaring: 0.6% Construction, Shire of Mundaring: 9.4% Wholesale Trade, Shire of Mundaring: 3.3% Retail Trade, Shire of Mundaring: 10.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Shire of Mundaring: 6.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Shire of Mundaring: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Shire of Mundaring: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Shire of Mundaring: 0.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Shire of Mundaring: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Shire of Mundaring: 6.1% Administrative and Support Services, Shire of Mundaring: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, Shire of Mundaring: 10.1% Education and Training, Shire of Mundaring: 12.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Shire of Mundaring: 9.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Shire of Mundaring: 1.5% Other Services, Shire of Mundaring: 5.0% Industry not classified, Shire of Mundaring: 5.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

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

  • Education and Training (1,099 local workers 12.6%)
  • Retail Trade (941 local workers 10.8%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (880 local workers 10.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 2,920 people in total or 33.4% of local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 8.7% in Education and Training; 9.5% in Retail Trade; and 6.2% in Public Administration and Safety.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Shire of Mundaring and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (12.6% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (10.1% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (2.0% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (9.1% compared to 11.7%)