City of Albany

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Albany, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 3,587 local jobs in 2022/23.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the City of Albany. 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 the City of Albany 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 the City of Albany'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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
City of Albany2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,1496.02.11,75010.02.9-600
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2141.11.41831.11.4+31
Wholesale Trade6233.32.84402.52.7+184
Retail Trade2,29212.08.32,12512.29.2+167
Accommodation and Food Services1,6318.56.21,3737.96.8+258
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7113.75.17204.14.9-8
Information Media and Telecommunications1130.61.11300.71.2-17
Financial and Insurance Services2841.52.32571.52.3+28
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2561.31.62451.41.6+11
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7624.07.56553.86.7+106
Administrative and Support Services4842.52.94862.83.2-2
Public Administration and Safety1,2226.45.91,1186.46.3+104
Education and Training1,8149.58.31,77710.28.9+37
Health Care and Social Assistance3,58718.813.42,71515.612.2+871
Arts and Recreation Services3361.81.83051.82.1+31
Other Services7994.24.17974.64.1+2
Total industries19,123100.0100.017,440100.0100.0+1,683

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the City of Albany in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,587 people or 18.8%)
  • Retail Trade (2,292 people or 12.0%)
  • Construction (1,850 people or 9.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 7,728 people in total or 40.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 13.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.3% in Retail Trade and 9.1% in Construction.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (0.4% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (18.8% compared to 13.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (6.0% compared to 2.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (12.0% compared to 8.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Albany increased by 1,683 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+871 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+289 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+258 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+184 local workers)

City of Albany

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