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Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Rockingham, Retail Trade is the largest employer, generating 6,080 local jobs in 2015/16.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the City of Rockingham. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in City of Rockingham regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of City of Rockingham's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
City of Rockingham2015/162010/11Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3951.22.43411.12.5+54
Mining1160.46.41160.46.1+1
Manufacturing1,7485.37.61,5325.18.2+216
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services710.21.2410.11.2+30
Construction3,2369.810.52,7649.310.6+472
Wholesale Trade4991.53.65131.73.7-13
Retail Trade6,08018.410.15,07617.010.1+1,004
Accommodation and Food Services3,0459.26.12,4958.45.9+549
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7732.34.68732.94.7-100
Information Media and Telecommunications1970.61.11940.71.2+3
Financial and Insurance Services3701.12.73821.32.7-12
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5701.71.96262.11.9-55
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8212.57.98662.97.7-45
Administrative and Support Services8762.73.39553.23.2-80
Public Administration and Safety3,75411.46.63,72712.56.7+27
Education and Training4,29613.08.43,60112.18.2+694
Health Care and Social Assistance4,10012.410.33,94513.210.1+155
Arts and Recreation Services5311.61.44831.61.3+48
Other Services1,5334.64.11,2944.34.1+239

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Employment (total) by industry 2015/16
Employment (total) by industry 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Western Australia: 2.4% Mining, Western Australia: 6.4% Manufacturing, Western Australia: 7.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Australia: 1.2% Construction, Western Australia: 10.5% Wholesale Trade, Western Australia: 3.6% Retail Trade, Western Australia: 10.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Western Australia: 6.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Australia: 4.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Australia: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Western Australia: 2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Western Australia: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Australia: 7.9% Administrative and Support Services, Western Australia: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Western Australia: 6.6% Education and Training, Western Australia: 8.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Australia: 10.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Western Australia: 1.4% Other Services, Western Australia: 4.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Rockingham: 1.2% Mining, City of Rockingham: 0.4% Manufacturing, City of Rockingham: 5.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Rockingham: 0.2% Construction, City of Rockingham: 9.8% Wholesale Trade, City of Rockingham: 1.5% Retail Trade, City of Rockingham: 18.4% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Rockingham: 9.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Rockingham: 2.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Rockingham: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Rockingham: 1.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Rockingham: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Rockingham: 2.5% Administrative and Support Services, City of Rockingham: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, City of Rockingham: 11.4% Education and Training, City of Rockingham: 13.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Rockingham: 12.4% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Rockingham: 1.6% Other Services, City of Rockingham: 4.6%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2010/11 to 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Rockingham: +54 Mining, City of Rockingham: +1 Manufacturing, City of Rockingham: +216 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Rockingham: +30 Construction, City of Rockingham: +472 Wholesale Trade, City of Rockingham: -13 Retail Trade, City of Rockingham: +1,004 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Rockingham: +549 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Rockingham: -100 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Rockingham: +3 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Rockingham: -12 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Rockingham: -55 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Rockingham: -45 Administrative and Support Services, City of Rockingham: -80 Public Administration and Safety, City of Rockingham: +27 Education and Training, City of Rockingham: +694 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Rockingham: +155 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Rockingham: +48 Other Services, City of Rockingham: +239
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©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 Rockingham in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Retail Trade (6,080 people or 18.4%)
  • Education and Training (4,296 people or 13.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,100 people or 12.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 14,476 people in total or 43.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 10.1% in Retail Trade; 8.4% in Education and Training; and 10.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (18.4% compared to 10.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (11.4% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.4% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.5% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Rockingham increased by 3,185 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2010/11 and 2015/16 in the City of Rockingham were for those employed in:

  • Retail Trade (+1,004 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+694 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+549 local workers)
  • Construction (+472 local workers)

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