City of Armadale

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Armadale, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 3,113 FTE jobs in 2020/21.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in the City of Armadale.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent 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.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in thespecific topic notes section.
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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
City of Armadale2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2021.12.82721.82.7-70
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1320.71.71160.81.4+16
Wholesale Trade8644.73.03422.33.3+521
Retail Trade1,87910.37.02,01413.68.0-135
Accommodation and Food Services8504.74.89606.55.0-110
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6593.65.26824.65.6-23
Information Media and Telecommunications600.31.0860.61.1-26
Financial and Insurance Services1891.02.21380.92.3+51
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2681.51.72761.91.9-9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6333.58.05083.47.9+125
Administrative and Support Services5232.92.64763.22.8+47
Public Administration and Safety1,1266.26.79036.15.8+223
Education and Training2,62814.48.31,75611.97.5+871
Health Care and Social Assistance2,53713.911.62,41016.310.0+127
Arts and Recreation Services1500.81.32061.41.7-56
Other Services6573.64.06684.54.3-11
Total industries18,252100.0100.014,772100.0100.0+3,480

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 full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Armadale in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (3,113 people or 17.1%)
  • Education and Training (2,628 people or 14.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,537 people or 13.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 8,277 people in total or 45.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 7.2% in Manufacturing; 8.3% in Education and Training and 11.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (0.8% compared to 11.1%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (17.1% compared to 7.2%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Education and Training (14.4% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.5% compared to 8.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Armadale increased by increased by 3,480 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in the City of Armadale were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (+2,131 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+871 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+521 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+223 full-time equivalent local workers)

City of Armadale

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