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Employment by industry (Census)

Retail Trade is the largest employer in the City of Albany, making up 14.8% 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 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Albany 20112006Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7025.68.48346.811.7-132
Mining480.415.4200.210.9+28
Manufacturing6905.57.36525.38.0+38
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1861.51.31591.31.2+27
Construction9537.510.79978.17.8-44
Wholesale Trade3442.72.33312.72.9+13
Retail Trade1,87414.88.51,91815.710.3-44
Accommodation and Food Services8666.86.39177.56.3-51
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4873.94.54884.04.2-1
Information Media and Telecommunications1261.00.61501.20.7-24
Financial and Insurance Services2542.01.23162.61.4-62
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2341.91.52492.01.7-15
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5584.43.25294.32.8+29
Administrative and Support Services3062.42.43042.52.3+2
Public Administration and Safety9997.95.68486.96.4+151
Education and Training1,32210.57.51,1589.57.6+164
Health Care and Social Assistance1,87014.88.01,60613.18.5+264
Arts and Recreation Services1501.20.61241.00.6+26
Other Services5804.63.75364.43.6+44
Industry not classified970.81.01060.91.3-9

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

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional WA: 8.4% Mining, Regional WA: 15.4% Manufacturing, Regional WA: 7.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional WA: 1.3% Construction, Regional WA: 10.7% Wholesale Trade, Regional WA: 2.3% Retail Trade, Regional WA: 8.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional WA: 6.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional WA: 4.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional WA: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional WA: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional WA: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional WA: 3.2% Administrative and Support Services, Regional WA: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, Regional WA: 5.6% Education and Training, Regional WA: 7.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional WA: 8.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional WA: 0.6% Other Services, Regional WA: 3.7% Industry not classified, Regional WA: 1.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Albany: 5.6% Mining, City of Albany: 0.4% Manufacturing, City of Albany: 5.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Albany: 1.5% Construction, City of Albany: 7.5% Wholesale Trade, City of Albany: 2.7% Retail Trade, City of Albany: 14.8% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Albany: 6.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Albany: 3.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Albany: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Albany: 2.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Albany: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Albany: 4.4% Administrative and Support Services, City of Albany: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, City of Albany: 7.9% Education and Training, City of Albany: 10.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Albany: 14.8% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Albany: 1.2% Other Services, City of Albany: 4.6% Industry not classified, City of Albany: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Albany: -132 Mining, City of Albany: +28 Manufacturing, City of Albany: +38 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Albany: +27 Construction, City of Albany: -44 Wholesale Trade, City of Albany: +13 Retail Trade, City of Albany: -44 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Albany: -51 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Albany: -1 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Albany: -24 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Albany: -62 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Albany: -15 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Albany: +29 Administrative and Support Services, City of Albany: +2 Public Administration and Safety, City of Albany: +151 Education and Training, City of Albany: +164 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Albany: +264 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Albany: +26 Other Services, City of Albany: +44 Industry not classified, City of Albany: -9
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local female in City of Albany in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (1,874 local workers 14.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,870 local workers 14.8%)
  • Education and Training (1,322 local workers 10.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 5,066 people in total or 40.1% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional WA employed 8.5% in Retail Trade; 8.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 7.5% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (14.8% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (14.8% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.4% compared to 15.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (7.5% compared to 10.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Albany were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+264 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+164 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+151 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-132 local workers)

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