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Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Albany, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 2,406 local jobs in 2019/20.

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 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 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.

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 Albany2019/202014/15Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional WA%Number%Regional WA%2014/15 to 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,4267.89.11,0886.78.4+337
Mining380.220.2470.317.4-9
Manufacturing9365.16.27324.55.6+204
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6113.31.82171.31.2+393
Construction1,7229.49.41,2907.913.0+431
Wholesale Trade4732.62.14482.82.2+25
Retail Trade2,14411.77.32,20013.57.9-56
Accommodation and Food Services1,1626.35.41,1637.15.9-1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7574.14.36654.14.5+92
Information Media and Telecommunications3521.90.62131.30.5+139
Financial and Insurance Services3852.11.02701.71.0+115
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3451.91.43362.11.4+9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7344.03.36824.23.3+52
Administrative and Support Services5362.92.65353.32.90
Public Administration and Safety1,1526.35.61,0486.44.6+104
Education and Training1,7979.86.71,71910.67.3+78
Health Care and Social Assistance2,40613.18.72,57215.88.3-166
Arts and Recreation Services4952.71.02741.71.0+221
Other Services9004.93.37824.83.6+118

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions).

NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more

Employment (total) by industry 2019/20
Employment (total) by industry 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional WA: 9.1% Mining, Regional WA: 20.2% Manufacturing, Regional WA: 6.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional WA: 1.8% Construction, Regional WA: 9.4% Wholesale Trade, Regional WA: 2.1% Retail Trade, Regional WA: 7.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional WA: 5.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional WA: 4.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional WA: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional WA: 1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional WA: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional WA: 3.3% Administrative and Support Services, Regional WA: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, Regional WA: 5.6% Education and Training, Regional WA: 6.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional WA: 8.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional WA: 1.0% Other Services, Regional WA: 3.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Albany: 7.8% Mining, City of Albany: 0.2% Manufacturing, City of Albany: 5.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Albany: 3.3% Construction, City of Albany: 9.4% Wholesale Trade, City of Albany: 2.6% Retail Trade, City of Albany: 11.7% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Albany: 6.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Albany: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Albany: 1.9% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Albany: 2.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Albany: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Albany: 4.0% Administrative and Support Services, City of Albany: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, City of Albany: 6.3% Education and Training, City of Albany: 9.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Albany: 13.1% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Albany: 2.7% Other Services, City of Albany: 4.9%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Albany: +337 Mining, City of Albany: -9 Manufacturing, City of Albany: +204 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Albany: +393 Construction, City of Albany: +431 Wholesale Trade, City of Albany: +25 Retail Trade, City of Albany: -56 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Albany: -1 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Albany: +92 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Albany: +139 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Albany: +115 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Albany: +9 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Albany: +52 Administrative and Support Services, City of Albany: 0 Public Administration and Safety, City of Albany: +104 Education and Training, City of Albany: +78 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Albany: -166 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Albany: +221 Other Services, City of Albany: +118
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
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 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,406 people or 13.1%)
  • Retail Trade (2,144 people or 11.7%)
  • Education and Training (1,797 people or 9.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 6,347 people in total or 34.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional WA employed 8.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 7.3% in Retail Trade; and 6.7% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (13.1% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (11.7% compared to 7.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (9.8% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.2% compared to 20.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Albany increased by 2,087 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the City of Albany were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+431 local workers)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+393 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+337 local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+221 local workers)

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