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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 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 Albany2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,4267.82.61,0886.72.5+337
Mining380.27.9470.36.9-9
Manufacturing9365.17.07324.56.5+204
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6113.31.62171.31.3+393
Construction1,7229.49.51,2907.910.7+431
Wholesale Trade4732.63.14482.83.1+25
Retail Trade2,14411.79.22,20013.59.7-56
Accommodation and Food Services1,1626.36.01,1637.16.2-1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7574.14.86654.14.8+92
Information Media and Telecommunications3521.91.12131.31.2+139
Financial and Insurance Services3852.12.42701.72.4+115
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3451.91.83362.11.9+9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7344.07.66824.27.3+52
Administrative and Support Services5362.93.05353.33.2+0
Public Administration and Safety1,1526.36.91,0486.46.1+104
Education and Training1,7979.88.31,71910.68.8+78
Health Care and Social Assistance2,40613.111.62,57215.811.4-166
Arts and Recreation Services4952.71.62741.71.8+221
Other Services9004.94.07824.84.1+118
Total industries18,370100.0100.016,283100.0100.0+2,087

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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the 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 fields accounted for 6,347 people in total or 34.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 11.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.2% in Retail Trade and 8.3% 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 (0.2% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (7.8% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.0% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (11.7% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 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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