City of Swan

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries employs more of the City of Swan'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 Swan residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the City of Swan, 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 Swan 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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
City of Swan - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7661.02.36611.12.5+105
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services8071.11.26541.01.2+153
Wholesale Trade2,5813.42.52,0803.32.5+501
Retail Trade7,82910.28.86,82310.99.5+1,006
Accommodation and Food Services4,6976.16.53,9576.36.4+740
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,8926.44.54,2036.74.6+689
Information Media and Telecommunications5660.70.85950.91.0-29
Financial and Insurance Services1,4361.92.21,3862.22.4+50
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,0171.31.49821.61.7+35
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,6774.86.92,8204.56.4+857
Administrative and Support Services2,3893.13.12,1513.43.3+238
Public Administration and Safety4,5706.05.94,2016.76.2+369
Education and Training5,3507.08.84,3326.98.7+1,018
Health Care and Social Assistance10,16213.313.66,96011.111.7+3,202
Arts and Recreation Services1,1221.51.69361.51.6+186
Other Services3,5454.63.92,9384.74.0+607
Industry not classified4,0395.34.63,1545.04.6+885
Total Persons76,532100.0100.062,708100.0100.0+13,824

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. 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 Swan in 2021shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (10,162 people or 13.3%)
  • Retail Trade (7,829 people or 10.2%)
  • Construction (6,995 people or 9.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 24,986 people in total or 32.6% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 13.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.8% in Retail Trade and 8.8% in Construction.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.8% compared to 6.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (6.4% compared to 4.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Education and Training (7.0% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Retail Trade (10.2% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2016 and 2021 in the City of Swan were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+3,202 resident workforce)
  • Mining (+1,982 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+1,018 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (+1,006 resident workforce)

City of Swan

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