City of Albany

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Albany, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 3,303 local jobs in 2021/22.

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 Albany2021/222016/17Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,2226.62.21,4418.52.7-219
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2891.61.51911.11.3+98
Wholesale Trade4512.42.74192.52.9+31
Retail Trade2,12211.48.72,02011.99.6+102
Accommodation and Food Services1,4607.86.21,5929.46.6-131
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7203.95.16493.84.9+71
Information Media and Telecommunications3521.91.11480.91.2+204
Financial and Insurance Services2411.32.42541.52.4-13
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2651.41.62521.51.7+13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7734.27.46363.76.8+137
Administrative and Support Services5342.93.05093.03.2+25
Public Administration and Safety1,1346.16.61,0616.26.1+73
Education and Training1,85410.08.41,70310.08.7+152
Health Care and Social Assistance3,30317.713.32,68015.811.8+623
Arts and Recreation Services3061.61.83041.82.0+2
Other Services8914.84.07534.44.3+138
Total industries18,614100.0100.017,012100.0100.0+1,602

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 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,303 people or 17.7%)
  • Retail Trade (2,122 people or 11.4%)
  • Education and Training (1,854 people or 10.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 7,279 people in total or 39.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 13.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.7% in Retail Trade and 8.4% in Education and Training.

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 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (17.7% compared to 13.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (6.6% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.2% compared to 7.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Albany increased by 1,602 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+623 local workers)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+204 local workers)
  • Construction (+166 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+152 local workers)

City of Albany

economic profile