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Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Albany, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 2,481 local jobs in 2018/19.

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 Albany2018/192013/14Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional WA%Number%Regional WA%2013/14 to 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,5448.99.41,0546.78.0+490
Mining430.218.6620.417.8-19
Manufacturing6853.96.27995.06.3-114
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2591.51.52761.71.3-17
Construction1,76010.19.59936.313.5+766
Wholesale Trade4092.42.04442.82.2-36
Retail Trade2,28313.17.52,23014.17.7+53
Accommodation and Food Services1,1806.86.21,1417.25.9+39
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7174.14.56554.14.7+62
Information Media and Telecommunications2141.20.61851.20.7+28
Financial and Insurance Services2451.41.02701.71.0-25
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2411.41.22921.81.4-51
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6904.03.46654.23.0+25
Administrative and Support Services4722.72.85593.52.8-87
Public Administration and Safety1,1566.75.01,0796.84.6+77
Education and Training1,87310.87.31,65210.46.8+221
Health Care and Social Assistance2,48114.38.72,42815.37.8+52
Arts and Recreation Services3151.81.22871.80.9+27
Other Services8094.73.57584.83.5+51

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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

Employment (total) by industry 2018/19
Employment (total) by industry 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional WA: 9.4% Mining, Regional WA: 18.6% Manufacturing, Regional WA: 6.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional WA: 1.5% Construction, Regional WA: 9.5% Wholesale Trade, Regional WA: 2.0% Retail Trade, Regional WA: 7.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional WA: 6.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional WA: 4.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional WA: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional WA: 1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional WA: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional WA: 3.4% Administrative and Support Services, Regional WA: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, Regional WA: 5.0% Education and Training, Regional WA: 7.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional WA: 8.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional WA: 1.2% Other Services, Regional WA: 3.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Albany: 8.9% Mining, City of Albany: 0.2% Manufacturing, City of Albany: 3.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Albany: 1.5% Construction, City of Albany: 10.1% Wholesale Trade, City of Albany: 2.4% Retail Trade, City of Albany: 13.1% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Albany: 6.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Albany: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Albany: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Albany: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Albany: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Albany: 4.0% Administrative and Support Services, City of Albany: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, City of Albany: 6.7% Education and Training, City of Albany: 10.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Albany: 14.3% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Albany: 1.8% Other Services, City of Albany: 4.7%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Albany: +490 Mining, City of Albany: -19 Manufacturing, City of Albany: -114 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Albany: -17 Construction, City of Albany: +766 Wholesale Trade, City of Albany: -36 Retail Trade, City of Albany: +53 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Albany: +39 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Albany: +62 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Albany: +28 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Albany: -25 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Albany: -51 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Albany: +25 Administrative and Support Services, City of Albany: -87 Public Administration and Safety, City of Albany: +77 Education and Training, City of Albany: +221 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Albany: +52 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Albany: +27 Other Services, City of Albany: +51
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
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 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,481 people or 14.3%)
  • Retail Trade (2,283 people or 13.1%)
  • Education and Training (1,873 people or 10.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 6,637 people in total or 38.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional WA employed 8.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 7.5% in Retail Trade; and 7.3% 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 (14.3% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.1% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (10.8% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.2% compared to 18.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Albany increased by 1,544 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the City of Albany were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+766 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+490 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+221 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-114 local workers)

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