City of Albany

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the City of Albany, making up 18.6% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the City of Albany regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across the City of Albany.

Note: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current benchmark:
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Albany20212016Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9545.92.38976.02.5+57
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2011.21.21841.21.2+17
Wholesale Trade3892.42.43312.22.5+58
Retail Trade2,01512.48.71,96013.29.5+55
Accommodation and Food Services1,3718.46.51,0987.46.4+273
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5873.64.55393.64.6+48
Information Media and Telecommunications1110.70.81290.91.0-18
Financial and Insurance Services2241.42.12401.62.3-16
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2321.41.42491.71.7-17
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6424.06.96164.26.4+26
Administrative and Support Services3702.33.13992.73.3-29
Public Administration and Safety1,0726.65.91,0517.16.2+21
Education and Training1,67310.38.71,63311.08.7+40
Health Care and Social Assistance3,01618.613.62,18114.711.7+835
Arts and Recreation Services2001.21.62151.51.6-15
Other Services7134.43.97014.73.9+12
Industry not classified5613.54.65994.04.6-38
Total persons16,248100.0100.014,827100.0100.0+1,421

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the City of Albany in 2021 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,016 people or 18.6%)
  • Retail Trade (2,015 people or 12.4%)
  • Education and Training (1,673 people or 10.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 6,704 people in total or 41.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 13.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.7% in Retail Trade and 8.7% 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 (0.3% compared to 7.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (18.6% compared to 13.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (12.4% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (5.9% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2016 and 2021 in the City of Albany were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+835 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+273 local workers)
  • Construction (+89 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+58 local workers)

City of Albany

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