Shire of Mundaring

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 the 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).

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 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. To provide this detail, the Shire of Mundaring in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Shire of Mundaring20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1011.22.5991.22.4+2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services510.61.2300.41.1+21
Wholesale Trade2843.32.53724.43.5-88
Retail Trade94110.89.51,08212.710.0-141
Accommodation and Food Services5266.06.44735.65.9+53
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4164.84.64154.94.6+1
Information Media and Telecommunications480.51.0360.41.1+12
Financial and Insurance Services420.52.3590.72.5-17
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1081.21.71441.71.7-36
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5376.16.45146.07.2+23
Administrative and Support Services2072.43.31732.03.1+34
Public Administration and Safety88010.16.28189.66.2+62
Education and Training1,09912.68.71,10312.98.0-4
Health Care and Social Assistance7999.111.77078.310.3+92
Arts and Recreation Services1341.51.6700.81.3+64
Other Services4395.03.94625.43.9-23
Industry not classified4465.14.61762.12.2+270
Total persons8,734100.0100.08,521100.0100.0+213

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

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Dominant groups

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

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

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,920 people in total or 33.4% of the 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 smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (2.0% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (12.6% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (10.1% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (9.1% compared to 11.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Shire of Mundaring were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+270 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-141 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-128 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+92 local workers)

Shire of Mundaring

economic profile