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West Region

Industry sector of employment

More West Region residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2016.

West Region’s industry statistics identify the industry sectors in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This will be influenced by the skill base and socio-economic status of the residents as well as the industries and employment opportunities present in the region.

When viewed in conjunction with Residents Place of Work data and Method of Travel to Work, industry sector statistics provide insights into the relationship between the economic and residential role of the area.

Derived from the two Census questions:

'What best describes the business of your employer?' and 'What are the main goods produced or main services provided by your employers business?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
West Region - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing610.70.6380.40.6+23
Mining470.50.9290.30.8+18
Manufacturing4675.44.76437.36.1-176
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1061.21.21521.71.4-46
Construction5997.06.45746.55.9+25
Retail Trade8289.69.092410.59.7-96
Wholesale trade2022.32.32803.23.0-78
Accommodation and Food Services6347.46.25836.65.4+51
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2432.82.32923.32.6-49
Information Media and Telecommunications1682.01.81591.81.9+9
Financial and Insurance Services3093.63.53774.34.1-68
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1251.51.61241.41.6+1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6357.49.16587.59.3-23
Administrative and Support Services3173.73.23123.52.9+5
Public Administration and Safety6527.68.36947.98.1-42
Education and Training93110.812.990110.212.7+30
Health Care and Social Assistance1,60218.618.31,49917.017.3+103
Arts and Recreation Services1171.41.61151.31.6+2
Other Services3193.73.43483.93.4-29
Inadequately described or not stated2512.92.71211.41.5+130

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

Industry sector of employment, 2016
Industry sector of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Mitcham: 0.6% Mining, City of Mitcham: 0.9% Manufacturing, City of Mitcham: 4.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Mitcham: 1.2% Construction, City of Mitcham: 6.4% Retail Trade, City of Mitcham: 9.0% Wholesale trade, City of Mitcham: 2.3% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Mitcham: 6.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Mitcham: 2.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Mitcham: 1.8% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Mitcham: 3.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Mitcham: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Mitcham: 9.1% Administrative and Support Services, City of Mitcham: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, City of Mitcham: 8.3% Education and Training, City of Mitcham: 12.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Mitcham: 18.3% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Mitcham: 1.6% Other Services, City of Mitcham: 3.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, West Region: 0.7% Mining, West Region: 0.5% Manufacturing, West Region: 5.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, West Region: 1.2% Construction, West Region: 7.0% Retail Trade, West Region: 9.6% Wholesale trade, West Region: 2.3% Accommodation and Food Services, West Region: 7.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, West Region: 2.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, West Region: 2.0% Financial and Insurance Services, West Region: 3.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, West Region: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, West Region: 7.4% Administrative and Support Services, West Region: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, West Region: 7.6% Education and Training, West Region: 10.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, West Region: 18.6% Arts and Recreation Services, West Region: 1.4% Other Services, West Region: 3.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in industry sector of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in industry sector of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, West Region: +23 Mining, West Region: +18 Manufacturing, West Region: -176 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, West Region: -46 Construction, West Region: +25 Retail Trade, West Region: -96 Wholesale trade, West Region: -78 Accommodation and Food Services, West Region: +51 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, West Region: -49 Information Media and Telecommunications, West Region: +9 Financial and Insurance Services, West Region: -68 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, West Region: +1 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, West Region: -23 Administrative and Support Services, West Region: +5 Public Administration and Safety, West Region: -42 Education and Training, West Region: +30 Health Care and Social Assistance, West Region: +103 Arts and Recreation Services, West Region: +2 Other Services, West Region: -29
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in West Region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,602 people or 18.6%)
  • Education and Training (931 people or 10.8%)
  • Retail Trade (828 people or 9.6%)

In combination, these three industries employed 3,361 people in total or 39.0% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Mitcham employed 18.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 12.9% in Education and Training; and 9.0% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of West Region and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in accommodation and food services (7.4% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in education and training (10.8% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (7.4% compared to 9.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in West Region decreased by 210 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2011 and 2016 in West Region were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-176 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+103 persons)
  • Retail Trade (-96 persons)
  • Wholesale trade (-78 persons)

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