City of Rockingham

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.

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 Rockingham - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3820.72.53120.62.3+70
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7561.41.26251.21.1+131
Wholesale Trade1,2632.32.51,4072.83.4-144
Retail Trade5,77510.59.55,27810.39.6+497
Accommodation and Food Services3,1375.76.42,5645.05.6+573
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,3464.34.62,1484.24.3+198
Information Media and Telecommunications4600.81.03640.71.0+96
Financial and Insurance Services9771.82.48771.72.4+100
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9121.71.78161.61.7+96
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,2154.06.42,1164.16.9+99
Administrative and Support Services1,7153.13.31,5623.13.0+153
Public Administration and Safety5,1039.36.24,5318.96.0+572
Education and Training4,2297.78.73,2486.47.6+981
Health Care and Social Assistance6,10111.111.74,7769.39.9+1,325
Arts and Recreation Services7551.41.65831.11.3+172
Other Services2,1033.84.01,7003.33.7+403
Industry not classified2,5334.64.61,0992.12.1+1,434
Total Persons54,828100.0100.048,097100.0100.0+6,731

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 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 smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.0% compared to 6.4%)
  • 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%)

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)

City of Rockingham

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