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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the City of Albany, making up 14.7% 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 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, the City of Albany in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Albany20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. Regional WANumber%. Regional WA2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8976.08.27465.48.1+151
Mining450.317.4490.415.7-4
Manufacturing5763.95.17805.77.3-204
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1841.21.32001.51.2-16
Construction1,1848.09.21,0897.910.9+95
Wholesale Trade3312.21.83842.82.3-53
Retail Trade1,96013.27.82,04414.88.4-84
Accommodation and Food Services1,0987.46.39386.86.3+160
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5393.64.45614.14.5-22
Information Media and Telecommunications1290.90.51220.90.5+7
Financial and Insurance Services2401.61.02681.91.1-28
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2491.71.32461.81.4+3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6164.23.35884.33.1+28
Administrative and Support Services3992.72.73652.72.4+34
Public Administration and Safety1,0517.15.11,0567.75.3-5
Education and Training1,63311.07.51,3629.97.0+271
Health Care and Social Assistance2,18114.78.61,98414.47.7+197
Arts and Recreation Services2151.51.01641.20.7+51
Other Services7014.73.46074.43.6+94
Industry not classified5994.04.12361.72.2+363
Total persons14,827100.0100.013,769100.0100.0+1,058

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts.

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the City of Albany in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,181 people or 14.7%)
  • Retail Trade (1,960 people or 13.2%)
  • Education and Training (1,633 people or 11.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 5,774 people in total or 38.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional WA employed 8.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 7.8% in Retail Trade and 7.5% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the City of Albany and Regional WA were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (0.3% compared to 17.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (14.7% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (13.2% compared to 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (11.0% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Industry not classified (+363 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+271 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-204 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+197 local workers)

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