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Resident workers - Industry

Construction employs more of the City of Rockingham’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 Rockingham residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the City of Rockingham, 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 Rockingham 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
City of Rockingham 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3820.72.53120.62.4+70
Mining3,4996.46.32,6105.46.2+889
Manufacturing4,1727.65.65,73811.98.2-1,566
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7561.41.26251.31.1+131
Construction6,39511.79.85,74311.910.2+652
Wholesale Trade1,2632.32.51,4072.93.6-144
Retail Trade5,77510.59.55,27811.010.1+497
Accommodation and Food Services3,1375.76.42,5645.35.9+573
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,3464.34.62,1484.54.5+198
Information Media and Telecommunications4600.81.03640.81.1+96
Financial and Insurance Services9771.82.48771.82.5+100
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9121.71.78161.71.7+96
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,2154.06.42,1164.47.2+99
Administrative and Support Services1,7153.13.31,5623.23.1+153
Public Administration and Safety5,1039.36.24,5319.46.2+572
Education and Training4,2297.78.73,2486.88.0+981
Health Care and Social Assistance6,10111.111.74,7769.910.4+1,325
Arts and Recreation Services7551.41.65831.21.3+172
Other Services2,1033.84.01,7003.53.9+403
Industry not classified2,5334.64.61,0992.32.2+1,434

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

Resident workers industry of employment, 2016
Resident workers industry of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Western Australia: 2.5% Mining, Western Australia: 6.3% Manufacturing, Western Australia: 5.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Australia: 1.2% Construction, Western Australia: 9.8% 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: 2.4% 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: 4.0% Industry not classified, Western Australia: 4.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Rockingham: 0.7% Mining, City of Rockingham: 6.4% Manufacturing, City of Rockingham: 7.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Rockingham: 1.4% Construction, City of Rockingham: 11.7% Wholesale Trade, City of Rockingham: 2.3% Retail Trade, City of Rockingham: 10.5% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Rockingham: 5.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Rockingham: 4.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Rockingham: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Rockingham: 1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Rockingham: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Rockingham: 4.0% Administrative and Support Services, City of Rockingham: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, City of Rockingham: 9.3% Education and Training, City of Rockingham: 7.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Rockingham: 11.1% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Rockingham: 1.4% Other Services, City of Rockingham: 3.8% Industry not classified, City of Rockingham: 4.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Rockingham: +70 Mining, City of Rockingham: +889 Manufacturing, City of Rockingham: -1,566 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Rockingham: +131 Construction, City of Rockingham: +652 Wholesale Trade, City of Rockingham: -144 Retail Trade, City of Rockingham: +497 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Rockingham: +573 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Rockingham: +198 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Rockingham: +96 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Rockingham: +100 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Rockingham: +96 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Rockingham: +99 Administrative and Support Services, City of Rockingham: +153 Public Administration and Safety, City of Rockingham: +572 Education and Training, City of Rockingham: +981 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Rockingham: +1,325 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Rockingham: +172 Other Services, City of Rockingham: +403 Industry not classified, City of Rockingham: +1,434
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

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

  • Construction (6,395 people or 11.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,101 people or 11.1%)
  • Retail Trade (5,775 people or 10.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 18,271 people in total or 33.3% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 9.8% in Construction; 11.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.5% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (9.3% compared to 6.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (7.6% compared to 5.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (11.7% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.0% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-1,566 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+1,434 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,325 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+981 resident workforce)

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