City of Wanneroo

Resident workers - Industry

Construction employs more of the City of Wanneroo'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 Wanneroo residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the City of Wanneroo, 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 Wanneroo 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
City of Wanneroo - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,0931.22.57220.92.3+371
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services9681.11.28171.11.1+151
Wholesale Trade2,4002.72.52,9313.83.4-531
Retail Trade9,92511.19.58,34410.89.6+1,581
Accommodation and Food Services5,2715.96.43,9295.15.6+1,342
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,4713.94.62,6893.54.3+782
Information Media and Telecommunications8711.01.08301.11.0+41
Financial and Insurance Services2,4642.82.42,3393.02.4+125
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,4311.61.71,1401.51.7+291
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,6095.26.44,2675.56.9+342
Administrative and Support Services3,2363.63.32,6243.43.0+612
Public Administration and Safety5,1755.86.24,4445.86.0+731
Education and Training6,4617.38.74,7356.17.6+1,726
Health Care and Social Assistance10,85812.211.77,85210.29.9+3,006
Arts and Recreation Services1,2101.41.68541.11.3+356
Other Services4,2474.84.03,4334.53.7+814
Industry not classified4,3004.84.61,7322.22.1+2,568
Total Persons89,101100.0100.073,382100.0100.0+15,719

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

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the City of Wanneroo in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Construction (11,945 people or 13.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (10,858 people or 12.2%)
  • Retail Trade (9,925 people or 11.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 32,728 people in total or 36.7% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 9.8% in Construction; 11.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 9.5% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (13.4% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Mining (4.6% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Retail Trade (11.1% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Education and Training (7.3% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Wanneroo were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+3,006 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+2,568 resident workforce)
  • Construction (+1,833 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+1,726 resident workforce)

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