Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Employment by industry (Census)

Construction is the largest employer in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, making up 16.2% of total employment.

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

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).

Data source

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, the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 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
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing47610.42.541212.12.4+64
Mining942.16.6371.16.4+57
Manufacturing2415.35.63239.58.2-82
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services210.51.2290.91.1-8
Construction74116.29.942712.510.4+314
Wholesale Trade1012.22.51574.63.5-56
Retail Trade2766.09.52366.910.0+40
Accommodation and Food Services2495.46.41905.65.9+59
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2315.14.61935.74.6+38
Information Media and Telecommunications210.51.0100.31.1+11
Financial and Insurance Services260.62.3190.62.5+7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services691.51.7361.11.7+33
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1423.16.41083.27.2+34
Administrative and Support Services1242.73.3902.63.1+34
Public Administration and Safety3116.86.22898.56.2+22
Education and Training60913.38.73309.78.0+279
Health Care and Social Assistance2806.111.71895.510.3+91
Arts and Recreation Services1683.71.61053.11.3+63
Other Services1413.13.91354.03.9+6
Industry not classified2505.54.61013.02.2+149
Total persons4,571100.0100.03,408100.0100.0+1,163

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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Construction (741 people or 16.2%)
  • Education and Training (609 people or 13.3%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (476 people or 10.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,826 people in total or 39.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 9.9% in Construction; 8.7% in Education and Training and 2.5% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (10.4% compared to 2.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (16.2% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (6.1% compared to 11.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (13.3% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Construction (+314 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+279 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+149 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+91 local workers)

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

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