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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Industry sector of employment

More Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale residents worked in construction than any other industry in 2016.

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale’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
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Industry sectorNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3492.70.83243.70.6+25
Mining7696.05.04505.14.8+319
Manufacturing9687.55.71,02211.68.5-54
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1511.21.11041.21.1+47
Construction1,68613.19.91,21113.710.0+475
Retail Trade1,2559.89.88769.910.4+379
Wholesale trade4263.32.73714.23.9+55
Accommodation and Food Services5354.26.53063.55.8+229
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8796.84.65426.14.4+337
Information Media and Telecommunications790.61.1640.71.2+15
Financial and Insurance Services2101.62.71481.72.9+62
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2281.81.81651.91.8+63
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5274.17.24084.68.3+119
Administrative and Support Services3672.93.32182.53.2+149
Public Administration and Safety7796.16.45055.76.4+274
Education and Training8476.68.85796.68.1+268
Health Care and Social Assistance1,29810.112.37208.210.9+578
Arts and Recreation Services2201.71.71521.71.5+68
Other Services6364.94.04254.83.9+211
Inadequately described or not stated6595.14.72262.62.2+433

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, Greater Perth: 0.8% Mining, Greater Perth: 5.0% Manufacturing, Greater Perth: 5.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Perth: 1.1% Construction, Greater Perth: 9.9% Retail Trade, Greater Perth: 9.8% Wholesale trade, Greater Perth: 2.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Perth: 6.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Perth: 4.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Perth: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Perth: 2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Perth: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Perth: 7.2% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Perth: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Perth: 6.4% Education and Training, Greater Perth: 8.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Perth: 12.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Perth: 1.7% Other Services, Greater Perth: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 2.7% Mining, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 6.0% Manufacturing, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 7.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.2% Construction, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 13.1% Retail Trade, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 9.8% Wholesale trade, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 3.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 4.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 6.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 4.1% Administrative and Support Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 6.1% Education and Training, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 6.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 10.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.7% Other Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 4.9%
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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +25 Mining, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +319 Manufacturing, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: -54 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +47 Construction, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +475 Retail Trade, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +379 Wholesale trade, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +55 Accommodation and Food Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +229 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +337 Information Media and Telecommunications, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +15 Financial and Insurance Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +62 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +63 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +119 Administrative and Support Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +149 Public Administration and Safety, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +274 Education and Training, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +268 Health Care and Social Assistance, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +578 Arts and Recreation Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +68 Other Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +211
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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Construction (1,686 people or 13.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,298 people or 10.1%)
  • Retail Trade (1,255 people or 9.8%)

In combination, these three industries employed 4,239 people in total or 32.9% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Perth employed 9.9% in Construction; 12.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.8% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and Greater Perth were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in construction (13.1% compared to 9.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in transport, postal and warehousing (6.8% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (4.1% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in accommodation and food services (4.2% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale increased by 4,052 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2011 and 2016 in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+578 persons)
  • Construction (+475 persons)
  • Retail Trade (+379 persons)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+337 persons)

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