City of Subiaco

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the City of Subiaco, making up 29.4% of total employment.

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

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 City of Subiaco 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
City of Subiaco20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing340.22.5500.22.4-16
Mining7703.76.68524.16.4-82
Manufacturing2391.15.62821.48.2-43
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services290.11.2260.11.1+3
Construction9774.79.98534.110.4+124
Wholesale Trade1640.82.52311.13.5-67
Retail Trade1,0344.99.51,3776.610.0-343
Accommodation and Food Services1,3576.56.41,4677.05.9-110
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2631.34.6980.54.6+165
Information Media and Telecommunications8063.81.09224.41.1-116
Financial and Insurance Services8043.82.38854.22.5-81
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7363.51.75672.71.7+169
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,74517.86.44,31620.77.2-571
Administrative and Support Services4522.23.36102.93.1-158
Public Administration and Safety6783.26.25992.96.2+79
Education and Training7003.38.75872.88.0+113
Health Care and Social Assistance6,16629.411.75,36025.710.3+806
Arts and Recreation Services5952.81.65192.51.3+76
Other Services6793.23.98814.23.9-202
Industry not classified7533.64.64102.02.2+343
Total persons20,987100.0100.020,882100.0100.0+105

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

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the City of Subiaco in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,166 people or 29.4%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3,745 people or 17.8%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (1,357 people or 6.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 11,268 people in total or 53.7% of the local workers.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (29.4% compared to 11.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (17.8% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (3.3% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (4.7% compared to 9.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+806 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (-571 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+343 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-343 local workers)

City of Subiaco

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