City of South Perth

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of the City of South Perth'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 South Perth residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the City of South Perth, 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 South Perth 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 South Perth - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1420.72.5950.42.3+47
Mining1,1125.46.31,3045.85.9-192
Manufacturing7543.65.61,0584.77.8-304
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2271.11.22421.11.1-15
Construction1,4016.79.81,4896.79.7-88
Wholesale Trade4732.32.56793.03.4-206
Retail Trade1,6027.79.51,7737.99.6-171
Accommodation and Food Services1,4987.26.41,4046.35.6+94
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6993.44.66572.94.3+42
Information Media and Telecommunications2391.21.02581.21.0-19
Financial and Insurance Services8033.92.48583.82.4-55
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5312.61.75272.41.7+4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,41211.66.43,01713.56.9-605
Administrative and Support Services6253.03.36613.03.0-36
Public Administration and Safety1,2576.16.21,2385.56.0+19
Education and Training2,30711.18.72,1359.57.6+172
Health Care and Social Assistance2,69713.011.72,46011.09.9+237
Arts and Recreation Services4472.21.63951.81.3+52
Other Services6333.04.06382.93.7-5
Industry not classified8994.34.64432.02.1+456
Total Persons20,758100.0100.021,331100.0100.0-573

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 South Perth in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,697 people or 13.0%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2,412 people or 11.6%)
  • Education and Training (2,307 people or 11.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 7,416 people in total or 35.7% of the total resident workforce.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (11.6% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (6.7% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Education and Training (11.1% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (3.6% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (-605 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+456 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (-304 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+237 resident workforce)

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