City of Armadale

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Armadale, Education and Training is the largest employer, generating 3,543 local jobs in 2020/21.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the City of Armadale. 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 Armadale 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 Armadale'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 Armadale2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2741.22.43451.82.5-70
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1550.71.51350.71.3+20
Wholesale Trade1,0154.32.93581.82.8+657
Retail Trade2,96012.59.03,03715.59.7-77
Accommodation and Food Services1,4696.26.11,6648.56.4-196
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7033.04.67113.64.8-7
Information Media and Telecommunications1090.51.11240.61.2-14
Financial and Insurance Services2661.12.31790.92.4+87
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3201.41.63221.61.8-1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7703.37.25642.96.8+207
Administrative and Support Services8073.43.17373.83.3+71
Public Administration and Safety1,3315.66.61,1405.86.2+191
Education and Training3,54315.09.22,60513.39.0+938
Health Care and Social Assistance3,49714.812.93,44717.611.6+50
Arts and Recreation Services2501.11.62911.51.8-41
Other Services8013.43.98144.14.2-13
Total industries23,684100.0100.019,624100.0100.0+4,061

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in 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 Armadale in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Education and Training (3,543 people or 15.0%)
  • Manufacturing (3,514 people or 14.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,497 people or 14.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 10,554 people in total or 44.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 9.2% in Education and Training; 6.6% in Manufacturing and 12.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the City of Armadale and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (14.8% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (0.5% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (15.0% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.3% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Armadale increased by increased by 4,061 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

  • Manufacturing (+2,462 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+938 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+657 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+207 local workers)

City of Armadale

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