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Understanding local competitiveness: identifying key and strategic industries Greater Bunbury, 2001-2011

15 Aug 2015
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Throughout the 2001-2011 period, the industries in Greater Bunbury employing the most workers were in Accommodation & Food Services, Construction, Education & Training, Health Care & Assistance, Manufacturing, Public Administration & Safety, Professional, scientific, and technical services, and retailing. Over the period 2001-2006 the fastest growing industries relative to Western Australia were Administrative & Support Services, Construction, and Manufacturing. The slowest growing industries in Greater Bunbury relative to Western Australia overall were in Agriculture, Mining, and Wholesale Trade. Of those jobs that could be meaningfully classified, over the 2006-2011 period Administrative & Support Services and Manufacturing continued to grow rapidly relative to Western Australia and were joined by Professional, Scientific & Technical Services and Transport. However, in contrast to the 2001-2006 period, Bunbury experienced a relative decline in employment in a diversity of industries: Financial & Insurance Services, Information Media & Telecom, Mining, Public Administration & Safety, Real Estate, and Warehousing in 2006-2011. In 2001-2006, there was a positive relationship between the size of an industry in terms of employment and the growth rate of that industry. This relationship moderated in the 2006-2011 period. Throughout the 2001-2011 period the pattern of specialization is relatively diverse and stable. Specifically, Bunbury specialized in Administrative & Support Services, Construction, Education & Training, Utilities, Manufacturing, Mining, Retailing, and Real Estate.

In the 2001-2006 period, Greater Bunbury had comparative advantage in the following sectors:  Rental, hiring & real estate services  Manufacturing  Electricity, gas, water & waste services  Construction  Retail  Wholesale trade  Mining  Education and training  Other services

In the same period, Greater Bunbury had competitive advantage in the following sectors:  Rental, hiring & real estate services  Manufacturing  Electricity, gas, water & waste services \ 6  Education and training  Construction  Other services

In the 2006-2011 period, Greater Bunbury had comparative advantage in the following sectors:  Rental, hiring & real estate services  Manufacturing  Electricity, gas, water & waste services  Construction  Retail  Mining  Education and training  Other services  Industries inadequately described In the same period, Greater Bunbury had competitive advantage in the following sectors:  Manufacturing  Retail  Electricity, gas, water & waste services  Education and training  Construction

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