City of Rockingham

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
City of Rockingham - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3920.62.33820.72.5+10
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services8191.31.27561.41.2+63
Wholesale Trade1,4542.32.51,2632.32.5+191
Retail Trade6,0659.68.85,77510.59.5+290
Accommodation and Food Services3,7495.96.53,1375.76.4+612
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,5694.14.52,3464.34.6+223
Information Media and Telecommunications3540.60.84600.81.0-106
Financial and Insurance Services9091.42.29771.82.4-68
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7611.21.49121.71.7-151
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,5894.16.92,2154.06.4+374
Administrative and Support Services2,0253.23.11,7153.13.3+310
Public Administration and Safety5,5788.95.95,1039.36.2+475
Education and Training5,3178.48.84,2297.78.7+1,088
Health Care and Social Assistance7,96312.613.66,10111.111.7+1,862
Arts and Recreation Services7911.31.67551.41.6+36
Other Services2,3383.73.92,1033.84.0+235
Industry not classified2,9524.74.62,5334.64.6+419
Total Persons63,024100.0100.054,828100.0100.0+8,196

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. 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 Rockingham in 2021shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (7,963 people or 12.6%)
  • Construction (6,482 people or 10.3%)
  • Retail Trade (6,065 people or 9.6%)

In combination these three industries employed 20,510 people in total or 32.5% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 13.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.8% in Construction and 8.8% 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 (8.9% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.1% compared to 6.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (7.5% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.6% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2016 and 2021 in the City of Rockingham were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,862 resident workforce)
  • Mining (+1,664 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+1,088 resident workforce)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+612 resident workforce)

City of Rockingham

economic profile