Shire of Toodyay

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Shire of Toodyay

Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in the Shire of Toodyay, making up 17.1% of total employment.

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

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, City of Monash 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
Shire of Toodyay20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing14717.12.513716.42.4+10
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services91.
Wholesale Trade111.32.560.73.5+5
Retail Trade859.99.510212.210.0-17
Accommodation and Food Services637.36.4657.85.9-2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing354.14.6334.04.6+2
Information Media and Telecommunications91.
Financial and Insurance Services101.22.3101.22.5--
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services161.91.7141.71.7+2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services394.56.4374.47.2+2
Administrative and Support Services293.43.3212.53.1+8
Public Administration and Safety718.26.2576.86.2+14
Education and Training789.08.7748.98.0+4
Health Care and Social Assistance343.911.7627.410.3-28
Arts and Recreation Services91.01.691.11.3--
Other Services364.23.9394.73.9-3
Industry not classified485.64.6182.22.2+30
Total persons862100.0100.0833100.0100.0+29

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

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Dominant groups

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (147 people or 17.1%)
  • Retail Trade (85 people or 9.9%)
  • Construction (85 people or 9.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 317 people in total or 36.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 2.5% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 9.5% in Retail Trade and 9.9% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (17.1% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (3.9% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (0.8% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (8.2% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Industry not classified (+30 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (-28 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-17 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+14 local workers)

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