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
|Resident workers industry of employment|
|City of South Perth - Persons||2016||2011||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Western Australia||Number||%||Western Australia||2011 - 2016|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||142||0.7||2.5||95||0.4||2.3||+47|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||227||1.1||1.2||242||1.1||1.1||-15|
|Accommodation and Food Services||1,498||7.2||6.4||1,404||6.3||5.6||+94|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||699||3.4||4.6||657||2.9||4.3||+42|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||239||1.2||1.0||258||1.2||1.0||-19|
|Financial and Insurance Services||803||3.9||2.4||858||3.8||2.4||-55|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||531||2.6||1.7||527||2.4||1.7||+4|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||2,412||11.6||6.4||3,017||13.5||6.9||-605|
|Administrative and Support Services||625||3.0||3.3||661||3.0||3.0||-36|
|Public Administration and Safety||1,257||6.1||6.2||1,238||5.5||6.0||+19|
|Education and Training||2,307||11.1||8.7||2,135||9.5||7.6||+172|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||2,697||13.0||11.7||2,460||11.0||9.9||+237|
|Arts and Recreation Services||447||2.2||1.6||395||1.8||1.3||+52|
|Industry not classified||899||4.3||4.6||443||2.0||2.1||+456|
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%)
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)