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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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
City of South Perth 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1420.72.5950.42.4+47
Mining1,1125.46.31,3046.16.2-192
Manufacturing7543.65.61,0585.08.2-304
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2271.11.22421.11.1-15
Construction1,4016.79.81,4897.010.2-88
Wholesale Trade4732.32.56793.23.6-206
Retail Trade1,6027.79.51,7738.310.1-171
Accommodation and Food Services1,4987.26.41,4046.65.9+94
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6993.44.66573.14.5+42
Information Media and Telecommunications2391.21.02581.21.1-19
Financial and Insurance Services8033.92.48584.02.5-55
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5312.61.75272.51.7+4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,41211.66.43,01714.17.2-605
Administrative and Support Services6253.03.36613.13.1-36
Public Administration and Safety1,2576.16.21,2385.86.2+19
Education and Training2,30711.18.72,13510.08.0+172
Health Care and Social Assistance2,69713.011.72,46011.510.4+237
Arts and Recreation Services4472.21.63951.91.3+52
Other Services6333.04.06383.03.9-5
Industry not classified8994.34.64432.12.2+456

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

Resident workers industry of employment, 2016
Resident workers industry of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Western Australia: 2.5% Mining, Western Australia: 6.3% Manufacturing, Western Australia: 5.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Australia: 1.2% Construction, Western Australia: 9.8% 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: 2.4% 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: 4.0% Industry not classified, Western Australia: 4.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of South Perth: 0.7% Mining, City of South Perth: 5.4% Manufacturing, City of South Perth: 3.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of South Perth: 1.1% Construction, City of South Perth: 6.7% Wholesale Trade, City of South Perth: 2.3% Retail Trade, City of South Perth: 7.7% Accommodation and Food Services, City of South Perth: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of South Perth: 3.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of South Perth: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, City of South Perth: 3.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of South Perth: 2.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of South Perth: 11.6% Administrative and Support Services, City of South Perth: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, City of South Perth: 6.1% Education and Training, City of South Perth: 11.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of South Perth: 13.0% Arts and Recreation Services, City of South Perth: 2.2% Other Services, City of South Perth: 3.0% Industry not classified, City of South Perth: 4.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of South Perth: +47 Mining, City of South Perth: -192 Manufacturing, City of South Perth: -304 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of South Perth: -15 Construction, City of South Perth: -88 Wholesale Trade, City of South Perth: -206 Retail Trade, City of South Perth: -171 Accommodation and Food Services, City of South Perth: +94 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of South Perth: +42 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of South Perth: -19 Financial and Insurance Services, City of South Perth: -55 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of South Perth: +4 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of South Perth: -605 Administrative and Support Services, City of South Perth: -36 Public Administration and Safety, City of South Perth: +19 Education and Training, City of South Perth: +172 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of South Perth: +237 Arts and Recreation Services, City of South Perth: +52 Other Services, City of South Perth: -5 Industry not classified, City of South Perth: +456
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

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in 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 larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Education and Training (11.1% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (6.7% compared to 9.8%)
  • 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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