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Employment by industry (Census)

Retail Trade is the largest employer in the City of Rockingham, making up 15.8% of total employment.

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

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 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, City of Rockingham 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
City of Rockingham 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2340.82.52310.92.4+3
Mining1710.66.61450.66.4+26
Manufacturing9733.25.61,5436.08.2-570
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services970.31.2420.21.1+55
Construction2,2677.59.91,8987.310.4+369
Wholesale Trade3811.32.54711.83.5-90
Retail Trade4,75415.89.54,31816.710.0+436
Accommodation and Food Services2,7379.16.42,1288.25.9+609
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8472.84.67512.94.6+96
Information Media and Telecommunications2260.81.01890.71.1+37
Financial and Insurance Services3451.12.33691.42.5-24
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5551.81.75332.11.7+22
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9083.06.47923.17.2+116
Administrative and Support Services7362.43.36932.73.1+43
Public Administration and Safety3,71312.46.23,36613.06.2+347
Education and Training3,90913.08.73,12312.08.0+786
Health Care and Social Assistance4,18113.911.73,36213.010.3+819
Arts and Recreation Services5131.71.63921.51.3+121
Other Services1,3194.43.91,0524.13.9+267
Industry not classified1,1904.04.65232.02.2+667

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, City of Rockingham: 0.8% Mining, City of Rockingham: 0.6% Manufacturing, City of Rockingham: 3.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Rockingham: 0.3% Construction, City of Rockingham: 7.5% Wholesale Trade, City of Rockingham: 1.3% Retail Trade, City of Rockingham: 15.8% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Rockingham: 9.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Rockingham: 2.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Rockingham: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Rockingham: 1.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Rockingham: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Rockingham: 3.0% Administrative and Support Services, City of Rockingham: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, City of Rockingham: 12.4% Education and Training, City of Rockingham: 13.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Rockingham: 13.9% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Rockingham: 1.7% Other Services, City of Rockingham: 4.4% Industry not classified, City of Rockingham: 4.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Rockingham: +3 Mining, City of Rockingham: +26 Manufacturing, City of Rockingham: -570 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Rockingham: +55 Construction, City of Rockingham: +369 Wholesale Trade, City of Rockingham: -90 Retail Trade, City of Rockingham: +436 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Rockingham: +609 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Rockingham: +96 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Rockingham: +37 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Rockingham: -24 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Rockingham: +22 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Rockingham: +116 Administrative and Support Services, City of Rockingham: +43 Public Administration and Safety, City of Rockingham: +347 Education and Training, City of Rockingham: +786 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Rockingham: +819 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Rockingham: +121 Other Services, City of Rockingham: +267 Industry not classified, City of Rockingham: +667
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 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 Rockingham in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (4,754 local workers 15.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,181 local workers 13.9%)
  • Education and Training (3,909 local workers 13.0%)

In combination these three industries employed 12,844 people in total or 42.7% of local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 9.5% in Retail Trade; 11.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 8.7% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (15.8% compared to 9.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (12.4% compared to 6.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (13.0% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.6% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+819 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+786 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+667 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+609 local workers)

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