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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the City of South Perth, 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 City of South Perth 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 South Perth.

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 South Perth 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.

Did you know? By clicking/tapping on a data row in the table you will be able to see sub categories.
Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of South Perth 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1060.82.5740.62.4+32
Mining2902.36.63853.16.4-95
Manufacturing1100.95.61641.38.2-54
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services230.21.2220.21.1+1
Construction8056.39.97536.110.4+52
Wholesale Trade760.62.51130.93.5-37
Retail Trade8136.39.58496.910.0-36
Accommodation and Food Services1,29610.16.41,1969.75.9+100
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1521.24.61421.24.6+10
Information Media and Telecommunications800.61.0750.61.1+5
Financial and Insurance Services4853.82.35074.12.5-22
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4793.71.75454.41.7-66
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,40010.96.41,68713.77.2-287
Administrative and Support Services3612.83.32832.33.1+78
Public Administration and Safety9117.16.21,38811.36.2-477
Education and Training1,78313.98.71,48012.08.0+303
Health Care and Social Assistance2,08516.211.71,68013.610.3+405
Arts and Recreation Services6695.21.63102.51.3+359
Other Services4403.43.94033.33.9+37
Industry not classified5013.94.62632.12.2+238

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 South Perth: 0.8% Mining, City of South Perth: 2.3% Manufacturing, City of South Perth: 0.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of South Perth: 0.2% Construction, City of South Perth: 6.3% Wholesale Trade, City of South Perth: 0.6% Retail Trade, City of South Perth: 6.3% Accommodation and Food Services, City of South Perth: 10.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of South Perth: 1.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of South Perth: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, City of South Perth: 3.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of South Perth: 3.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of South Perth: 10.9% Administrative and Support Services, City of South Perth: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, City of South Perth: 7.1% Education and Training, City of South Perth: 13.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of South Perth: 16.2% Arts and Recreation Services, City of South Perth: 5.2% Other Services, City of South Perth: 3.4% Industry not classified, City of South Perth: 3.9%
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 South Perth: +32 Mining, City of South Perth: -95 Manufacturing, City of South Perth: -54 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of South Perth: +1 Construction, City of South Perth: +52 Wholesale Trade, City of South Perth: -37 Retail Trade, City of South Perth: -36 Accommodation and Food Services, City of South Perth: +100 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of South Perth: +10 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of South Perth: +5 Financial and Insurance Services, City of South Perth: -22 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of South Perth: -66 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of South Perth: -287 Administrative and Support Services, City of South Perth: +78 Public Administration and Safety, City of South Perth: -477 Education and Training, City of South Perth: +303 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of South Perth: +405 Arts and Recreation Services, City of South Perth: +359 Other Services, City of South Perth: +37 Industry not classified, City of South Perth: +238
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 South Perth in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,085 local workers 16.2%)
  • Education and Training (1,783 local workers 13.9%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1,400 local workers 10.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 5,268 people in total or 40.9% of local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 11.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.7% in Education and Training; and 6.4% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (13.9% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (16.2% compared to 11.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (10.9% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (0.9% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Public Administration and Safety (-477 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+405 local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+359 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+303 local workers)

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