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Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Albany, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 2,868 local jobs in 2017/18.

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 Albany2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional WA%Number%Regional WA%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,6158.99.11,3598.88.1+256
Mining280.219.0900.619.6-62
Manufacturing7013.95.48695.66.5-168
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1540.81.32701.81.3-116
Construction1,88910.49.61,1487.413.6+740
Wholesale Trade4452.42.04412.92.2+4
Retail Trade2,43113.37.82,11013.77.6+322
Accommodation and Food Services1,3867.66.21,0396.75.6+348
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6743.74.16043.94.4+70
Information Media and Telecommunications2031.10.61871.20.7+16
Financial and Insurance Services2521.41.02801.81.0-28
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2411.31.42581.71.3-17
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7053.93.36224.02.8+83
Administrative and Support Services4352.43.05363.52.7-101
Public Administration and Safety1,1326.25.01,0236.64.5+109
Education and Training1,93410.67.71,5079.86.4+428
Health Care and Social Assistance2,86815.79.02,14113.97.5+727
Arts and Recreation Services3271.81.22551.60.8+72
Other Services7984.43.37054.63.4+93

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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 2017/18
Employment (total) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional WA: 9.1% Mining, Regional WA: 19.0% Manufacturing, Regional WA: 5.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional WA: 1.3% Construction, Regional WA: 9.6% Wholesale Trade, Regional WA: 2.0% Retail Trade, Regional WA: 7.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional WA: 6.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional WA: 4.1% 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: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Regional WA: 5.0% Education and Training, Regional WA: 7.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional WA: 9.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional WA: 1.2% Other Services, Regional WA: 3.3% 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: 0.8% Construction, City of Albany: 10.4% Wholesale Trade, City of Albany: 2.4% Retail Trade, City of Albany: 13.3% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Albany: 7.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Albany: 3.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Albany: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Albany: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Albany: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Albany: 3.9% Administrative and Support Services, City of Albany: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, City of Albany: 6.2% Education and Training, City of Albany: 10.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Albany: 15.7% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Albany: 1.8% Other Services, City of Albany: 4.4%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Albany: +256 Mining, City of Albany: -62 Manufacturing, City of Albany: -168 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Albany: -116 Construction, City of Albany: +740 Wholesale Trade, City of Albany: +4 Retail Trade, City of Albany: +322 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Albany: +348 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Albany: +70 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Albany: +16 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Albany: -28 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Albany: -17 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Albany: +83 Administrative and Support Services, City of Albany: -101 Public Administration and Safety, City of Albany: +109 Education and Training, City of Albany: +428 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Albany: +727 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Albany: +72 Other Services, City of Albany: +93
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
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 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,868 people or 15.7%)
  • Retail Trade (2,431 people or 13.3%)
  • Education and Training (1,934 people or 10.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 7,233 people in total or 39.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional WA employed 9.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 7.8% in Retail Trade; and 7.7% 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 (15.7% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.3% compared to 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (10.6% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.2% compared to 19.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Albany increased by 2,774 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the City of Albany were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+740 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+727 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+428 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+348 local workers)

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