City of Wyndham

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of the City of Wyndham'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 Wyndham residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the City of Wyndham, 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 Wyndham 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 Wyndham - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7370.72.24730.62.1+264
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,3131.31.17991.01.0+514
Wholesale Trade3,6133.73.23,9904.84.3-377
Retail Trade10,08410.210.28,1979.910.2+1,887
Accommodation and Food Services5,9386.06.64,1955.15.8+1,743
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9,95110.14.86,9608.44.4+2,991
Information Media and Telecommunications2,0732.11.91,5881.91.9+485
Financial and Insurance Services4,7904.93.93,8664.73.9+924
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,5231.51.61,1031.31.3+420
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6,6596.87.94,9396.07.3+1,720
Administrative and Support Services3,7413.83.43,0333.73.1+708
Public Administration and Safety5,5215.65.34,8205.85.0+701
Education and Training6,4306.58.64,4945.57.6+1,936
Health Care and Social Assistance10,83911.012.57,1888.710.9+3,651
Arts and Recreation Services1,7541.81.91,4451.81.6+309
Other Services3,1423.23.62,6033.23.4+539
Industry not classified4,9445.04.71,8702.32.3+3,074
Total Persons98,405100.0100.077,251100.0100.0+21,154

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 Wyndham in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (10,839 people or 11.0%)
  • Retail Trade (10,084 people or 10.2%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (9,951 people or 10.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 30,874 people in total or 31.4% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Victoria employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.2% in Retail Trade and 4.8% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of the City of Wyndham and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (10.1% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Education and Training (6.5% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (11.0% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.7% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+3,651 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+3,074 resident workforce)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+2,991 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+1,936 resident workforce)

City of Wyndham

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