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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 2011.

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?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3243.70.63515.50.8-27
Mining4505.14.82564.03.2+194
Manufacturing1,02211.68.582212.99.9+200
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1041.21.1821.31.0+22
Construction1,21113.710.081612.89.1+395
Wholesale trade3714.23.92904.64.3+81
Retail Trade8769.910.46079.511.4+269
Accommodation and Food Services3063.55.81903.05.8+116
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5426.14.44216.64.2+121
Information Media and Telecommunications640.71.2621.01.5+2
Financial and Insurance Services1481.72.91332.13.4+15
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1651.91.81111.72.0+54
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4084.68.32984.77.3+110
Administrative and Support Services2182.53.21522.43.4+66
Public Administration and Safety5055.76.43715.86.5+134
Education and Training5796.68.13725.87.8+207
Health Care and Social Assistance7208.210.94807.510.6+240
Arts and Recreation Services1521.71.51041.61.4+48
Other Services4254.83.92884.53.9+137
Inadequately described or not stated2262.62.21592.52.7+67

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Industry sector of employment, 2011
Industry sector of employment, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Perth: 0.6% Mining, Greater Perth: 4.8% Manufacturing, Greater Perth: 8.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Perth: 1.1% Construction, Greater Perth: 10.0% Wholesale trade, Greater Perth: 3.9% Retail Trade, Greater Perth: 10.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Perth: 5.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Perth: 4.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Perth: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Perth: 2.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Perth: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Perth: 8.3% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Perth: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Perth: 6.4% Education and Training, Greater Perth: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Perth: 10.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Perth: 1.5% Other Services, Greater Perth: 3.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Greater Perth: 2.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 3.7% Mining, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 5.1% Manufacturing, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 11.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.2% Construction, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 13.7% Wholesale trade, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 4.2% Retail Trade, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 9.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 3.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 6.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 4.6% Administrative and Support Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 5.7% Education and Training, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 6.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 8.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.7% Other Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 4.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 2.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: -27 Mining, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +194 Manufacturing, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +200 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +22 Construction, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +395 Wholesale trade, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +81 Retail Trade, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +269 Accommodation and Food Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +116 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +121 Information Media and Telecommunications, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +2 Financial and Insurance Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +15 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +54 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +110 Administrative and Support Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +66 Public Administration and Safety, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +134 Education and Training, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +207 Health Care and Social Assistance, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +240 Arts and Recreation Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +48 Other Services, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +137 Inadequately described or not stated, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +67
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Construction (1,211 people or 13.7%)
  • Manufacturing (1,022 people or 11.6%)
  • Retail Trade (876 people or 9.9%)

In combination, these three industries employed 3,109 people in total or 35.3% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Perth employed 10.0% in Construction; 8.5% in Manufacturing; and 10.4% 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 (13.7% compared to 10.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (11.6% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in agriculture, forestry and fishing (3.7% compared to 0.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (4.6% compared to 8.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale increased by 2,451 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+395 persons)
  • Retail Trade (+269 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+240 persons)
  • Education and Training (+207 persons)

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