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Employment by industry (Total)

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In the City of Albany, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 2,773 local jobs in 2016/17.

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 Albany2016/172011/12Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional WA%Number%Regional WA%2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,1836.89.01,88812.39.3-704
Mining500.318.2720.518.0-22
Manufacturing7374.35.79916.57.1-255
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1981.11.32911.91.4-94
Construction1,73510.09.71,2027.812.6+533
Wholesale Trade4322.52.25223.42.4-89
Retail Trade2,02111.78.31,85512.17.8+166
Accommodation and Food Services1,84110.66.39136.05.5+928
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6613.84.66033.94.4+58
Information Media and Telecommunications1661.00.81891.20.7-24
Financial and Insurance Services2421.41.02761.81.0-34
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2531.51.62541.71.4-1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6383.73.05703.72.9+68
Administrative and Support Services4702.72.95473.62.7-77
Public Administration and Safety1,1596.75.51,0116.64.9+148
Education and Training1,6779.77.01,3618.96.2+316
Health Care and Social Assistance2,77316.08.31,94412.77.4+829
Arts and Recreation Services2591.51.22011.30.8+58
Other Services7984.63.56464.23.5+152

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. 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 2016/17
Employment (total) by industry 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional WA: 9.0% Mining, Regional WA: 18.2% Manufacturing, Regional WA: 5.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional WA: 1.3% Construction, Regional WA: 9.7% Wholesale Trade, Regional WA: 2.2% Retail Trade, Regional WA: 8.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional WA: 6.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional WA: 4.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional WA: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional WA: 1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional WA: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional WA: 3.0% Administrative and Support Services, Regional WA: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Regional WA: 5.5% Education and Training, Regional WA: 7.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional WA: 8.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional WA: 1.2% Other Services, Regional WA: 3.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Albany: 6.8% Mining, City of Albany: 0.3% Manufacturing, City of Albany: 4.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Albany: 1.1% Construction, City of Albany: 10.0% Wholesale Trade, City of Albany: 2.5% Retail Trade, City of Albany: 11.7% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Albany: 10.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Albany: 3.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Albany: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Albany: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Albany: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Albany: 3.7% Administrative and Support Services, City of Albany: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, City of Albany: 6.7% Education and Training, City of Albany: 9.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Albany: 16.0% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Albany: 1.5% Other Services, City of Albany: 4.6%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Albany: -704 Mining, City of Albany: -22 Manufacturing, City of Albany: -255 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Albany: -94 Construction, City of Albany: +533 Wholesale Trade, City of Albany: -89 Retail Trade, City of Albany: +166 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Albany: +928 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Albany: +58 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Albany: -24 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Albany: -34 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Albany: -1 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Albany: +68 Administrative and Support Services, City of Albany: -77 Public Administration and Safety, City of Albany: +148 Education and Training, City of Albany: +316 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Albany: +829 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Albany: +58 Other Services, City of Albany: +152
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
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 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,773 people or 16.0%)
  • Retail Trade (2,021 people or 11.7%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (1,841 people or 10.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 6,635 people in total or 38.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional WA employed 8.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.3% in Retail Trade; and 6.3% in Accommodation and Food Services.

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 (16.0% compared to 8.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (10.6% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (11.7% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.3% compared to 18.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Albany increased by 1,957 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in the City of Albany were for those employed in:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (+928 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+829 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-704 local workers)
  • Construction (+533 local workers)

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