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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the City of Albany, making up 14.7% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in City of Albany regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across the City of Albany.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by at at least 20% due to poor recording of workplace addresses, and large numbers of workers who don’t answer the relevant question, or have no usual workplace address. While this data shows the underlying structure of the economy and relative proportions of different industries, it should not be used as an accurate measure of local jobs. Census employment data should be viewed alongside modelled Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (FTE) data which resolves the undercount issue and is a more accurate and up to date reflection of total job numbers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Albany 2016
Industry
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Number%Western Australia %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8906.02.5
Mining340.26.6
Manufacturing5713.95.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1801.21.2
Construction1,1788.09.9
Wholesale Trade3312.22.5
Retail Trade1,95913.29.5
Accommodation and Food Services1,0947.46.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5453.74.6
Information Media and Telecommunications1250.81.0
Financial and Insurance Services2431.62.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2521.71.7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6134.16.4
Administrative and Support Services4012.73.3
Public Administration and Safety1,0507.16.2
Education and Training1,62911.08.7
Health Care and Social Assistance2,18214.711.7
Arts and Recreation Services2151.51.6
Other Services6964.73.9
Industry not classified6024.14.6

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

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Western Australia: 2.5% Mining, Western Australia: 6.6% Manufacturing, Western Australia: 5.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Australia: 1.2% Construction, Western Australia: 9.9% Wholesale Trade, Western Australia: 2.5% Retail Trade, Western Australia: 9.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Western Australia: 6.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Australia: 4.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Australia: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Western Australia: 2.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Western Australia: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Australia: 6.4% Administrative and Support Services, Western Australia: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Western Australia: 6.2% Education and Training, Western Australia: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Australia: 11.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Western Australia: 1.6% Other Services, Western Australia: 3.9% Industry not classified, Western Australia: 4.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Albany: 6.0% Mining, City of Albany: 0.2% Manufacturing, City of Albany: 3.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Albany: 1.2% Construction, City of Albany: 8.0% Wholesale Trade, City of Albany: 2.2% Retail Trade, City of Albany: 13.2% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Albany: 7.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Albany: 3.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Albany: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Albany: 1.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Albany: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Albany: 4.1% Administrative and Support Services, City of Albany: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, City of Albany: 7.1% Education and Training, City of Albany: 11.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Albany: 14.7% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Albany: 1.5% Other Services, City of Albany: 4.7% Industry not classified, City of Albany: 4.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in City of Albany in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,182 local workers 14.7%)
  • Retail Trade (1,959 local workers 13.2%)
  • Education and Training (1,629 local workers 11.0%)

In combination these three industries employed 5,770 people in total or 39.0% of local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 11.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.5% in Retail Trade; and 8.7% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the City of Albany and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.2% compared to 9.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (6.0% compared to 2.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (14.7% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.2% compared to 6.6%)

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