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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Rockingham, Retail Trade is the largest employer, generating 3,715 FTE jobs in 2015/16.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in the City of Rockingham.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent 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.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

NOTE: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. 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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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
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 Fishing2931.22.92831.23.0+10
Mining1210.58.11280.57.5-7
Manufacturing1,5976.68.41,4386.28.9+160
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services700.31.4410.21.3+29
Construction2,94012.211.62,55610.911.8+384
Wholesale Trade4461.94.04782.04.0-32
Retail Trade3,71515.48.23,50515.08.6+209
Accommodation and Food Services1,6486.94.91,5346.65.0+114
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6732.85.28113.55.2-138
Information Media and Telecommunications1190.51.11300.61.1-11
Financial and Insurance Services2891.22.73131.32.7-24
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4421.82.05192.21.9-77
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6562.78.37543.28.1-98
Administrative and Support Services5652.42.96872.92.9-122
Public Administration and Safety3,09312.96.53,24413.96.5-152
Education and Training3,23513.57.72,78711.97.5+449
Health Care and Social Assistance2,73511.48.92,83512.18.8-100
Arts and Recreation Services2901.21.12881.21.1+2
Other Services1,1224.74.11,0224.44.1+100

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

Data is based on 2015-16 constant prices for all years. NIEIR data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and new data releases normally adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.

Employment (FTE) 2015/16
Employment (FTE) 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Western Australia: 2.9% Mining, Western Australia: 8.1% Manufacturing, Western Australia: 8.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Australia: 1.4% Construction, Western Australia: 11.6% Wholesale Trade, Western Australia: 4.0% Retail Trade, Western Australia: 8.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Western Australia: 4.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Australia: 5.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Australia: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Western Australia: 2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Western Australia: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Australia: 8.3% Administrative and Support Services, Western Australia: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Western Australia: 6.5% Education and Training, Western Australia: 7.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Australia: 8.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Western Australia: 1.1% Other Services, Western Australia: 4.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Rockingham: 1.2% Mining, City of Rockingham: 0.5% Manufacturing, City of Rockingham: 6.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Rockingham: 0.3% Construction, City of Rockingham: 12.2% Wholesale Trade, City of Rockingham: 1.9% Retail Trade, City of Rockingham: 15.4% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Rockingham: 6.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Rockingham: 2.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Rockingham: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Rockingham: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Rockingham: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Rockingham: 2.7% Administrative and Support Services, City of Rockingham: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, City of Rockingham: 12.9% Education and Training, City of Rockingham: 13.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Rockingham: 11.4% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Rockingham: 1.2% Other Services, City of Rockingham: 4.7%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in employment (FTE), 2010/11 to 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Rockingham: +10 Mining, City of Rockingham: -7 Manufacturing, City of Rockingham: +160 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Rockingham: +29 Construction, City of Rockingham: +384 Wholesale Trade, City of Rockingham: -32 Retail Trade, City of Rockingham: +209 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Rockingham: +114 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Rockingham: -138 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Rockingham: -11 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Rockingham: -24 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Rockingham: -77 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Rockingham: -98 Administrative and Support Services, City of Rockingham: -122 Public Administration and Safety, City of Rockingham: -152 Education and Training, City of Rockingham: +449 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Rockingham: -100 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Rockingham: +2 Other Services, City of Rockingham: +100
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 full-time equivalent local workers in City of Rockingham in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Retail Trade (3,715 full-time equivalent local workers or 15.4%)
  • Education and Training (3,235 full-time equivalent local workers or 13.5%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (3,093 full-time equivalent local workers or 12.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 10,043 people in total or 41.8% of local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 8.2% in Retail Trade; 7.7% in Education and Training; and 6.5% in Public Administration and Safety.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (15.4% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (12.9% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Education and Training (13.5% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (0.5% compared to 8.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the City of Rockingham increased by 696 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

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

  • Education and Training (+449 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+384 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+209 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+160 full-time equivalent local workers)

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