City of Perth

Resident workers - Industry

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services employs more of the City of Perth'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 Perth residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the City of Perth, 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 Perth 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

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
City of Perth - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing590.52.5350.32.3+24
Mining9607.66.39789.25.9-18
Manufacturing3813.05.64484.27.8-67
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1311.01.21191.11.1+12
Construction7495.99.87306.99.7+19
Wholesale Trade2221.82.52512.43.4-29
Retail Trade8516.79.56466.19.6+205
Accommodation and Food Services1,71913.66.41,0469.85.6+673
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3022.44.62642.54.3+38
Information Media and Telecommunications1481.21.01441.41.0+4
Financial and Insurance Services4603.62.44143.92.4+46
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2361.91.72071.91.7+29
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,77314.06.42,00518.86.9-232
Administrative and Support Services5524.43.34604.33.0+92
Public Administration and Safety6855.46.25815.56.0+104
Education and Training9607.68.76816.47.6+279
Health Care and Social Assistance1,32610.511.79859.39.9+341
Arts and Recreation Services2191.71.61601.51.3+59
Other Services3402.74.02532.43.7+87
Industry not classified5914.74.62392.22.1+352
Total Persons12,664100.0100.010,646100.0100.0+2,018

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

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

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1,773 people or 14.0%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (1,719 people or 13.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,326 people or 10.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 4,818 people in total or 38.0% of the total resident workforce.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (14.0% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Accommodation and Food Services (13.6% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (5.9% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Retail Trade (6.7% compared to 9.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Accommodation and Food Services (+673 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+352 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+341 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+279 resident workforce)

City of Perth

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