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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 varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, City of Albany in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Albany 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8976.02.57465.42.4+151
Mining450.36.6490.46.4-4
Manufacturing5763.95.67805.78.2-204
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1841.21.22001.51.1-16
Construction1,1848.09.91,0897.910.4+95
Wholesale Trade3312.22.53842.83.5-53
Retail Trade1,96013.29.52,04414.810.0-84
Accommodation and Food Services1,0987.46.49386.85.9+160
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5393.64.65614.14.6-22
Information Media and Telecommunications1290.91.01220.91.1+7
Financial and Insurance Services2401.62.32681.92.5-28
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2491.71.72461.81.7+3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6164.26.45884.37.2+28
Administrative and Support Services3992.73.33652.63.1+34
Public Administration and Safety1,0517.16.21,0567.76.2-5
Education and Training1,63311.08.71,3629.98.0+271
Health Care and Social Assistance2,18114.711.71,98414.410.3+197
Arts and Recreation Services2151.51.61641.21.3+51
Other Services7014.73.96074.43.9+94
Industry not classified5994.04.62361.72.2+363

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: 0.3% 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: 3.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Albany: 0.9% 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: 4.2% 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: 4.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Albany: +151 Mining, City of Albany: -4 Manufacturing, City of Albany: -204 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Albany: -16 Construction, City of Albany: +95 Wholesale Trade, City of Albany: -53 Retail Trade, City of Albany: -84 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Albany: +160 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Albany: -22 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Albany: +7 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Albany: -28 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Albany: +3 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Albany: +28 Administrative and Support Services, City of Albany: +34 Public Administration and Safety, City of Albany: -5 Education and Training, City of Albany: +271 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Albany: +197 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Albany: +51 Other Services, City of Albany: +94 Industry not classified, City of Albany: +363
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 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 (2,181 local workers 14.7%)
  • Retail Trade (1,960 local workers 13.2%)
  • Education and Training (1,633 local workers 11.0%)

In combination these three industries employed 5,774 people in total or 38.9% 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 (0.3% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Albany were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+363 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+271 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-204 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+197 local workers)

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