City of Albany

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries employs more of the City of Albany's resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which the City of Albany residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the City of Albany, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in the City of Albany are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
City of Albany - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,1846.72.31,0956.82.5+89
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2001.11.21761.11.2+24
Wholesale Trade4042.32.53402.12.5+64
Retail Trade1,98511.38.81,92712.19.5+58
Accommodation and Food Services1,3547.76.51,0966.96.4+258
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6493.74.56103.84.6+39
Information Media and Telecommunications1110.60.81300.81.0-19
Financial and Insurance Services2331.32.22471.52.4-14
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2301.31.42471.51.7-17
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6673.86.96243.96.4+43
Administrative and Support Services4612.63.14743.03.3-13
Public Administration and Safety1,0876.25.91,0466.56.2+41
Education and Training1,6419.38.81,59810.08.7+43
Health Care and Social Assistance2,90316.513.62,09913.111.7+804
Arts and Recreation Services2051.21.62201.41.6-15
Other Services7344.23.97284.64.0+6
Industry not classified6223.54.66514.14.6-29
Total Persons17,607100.0100.015,991100.0100.0+1,616

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

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the City of Albany in 2021shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,903 people or 16.5%)
  • Retail Trade (1,985 people or 11.3%)
  • Education and Training (1,641 people or 9.3%)

In combination these three industries employed 6,529 people in total or 37.1% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 13.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.8% in Retail Trade and 8.8% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of the City of Albany and Western Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Mining (2.4% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (6.7% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.8% compared to 6.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (16.5% compared to 13.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+804 resident workforce)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+258 resident workforce)
  • Mining (+132 resident workforce)
  • Construction (+109 resident workforce)

City of Albany

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