Shire of Augusta-Margaret River

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River, Accommodation and Food Services is the largest employer, generating 1,102 local jobs in 2022/23.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River. 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 Shire of Augusta-Margaret River 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 Shire of Augusta-Margaret River'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
Shire of Augusta-Margaret River2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing87110.62.191812.62.9-47
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services370.41.4490.71.4-12
Wholesale Trade1431.72.81411.92.7+2
Retail Trade86410.58.378810.99.2+76
Accommodation and Food Services1,10213.46.21,02014.16.8+81
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1872.35.11602.24.9+28
Information Media and Telecommunications390.51.1350.51.2+4
Financial and Insurance Services750.92.3640.92.3+11
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1181.41.61311.81.6-13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3694.57.52833.96.7+86
Administrative and Support Services4054.92.93484.83.2+56
Public Administration and Safety2653.25.91942.76.3+71
Education and Training7939.78.36298.78.9+165
Health Care and Social Assistance7799.513.45747.912.2+205
Arts and Recreation Services1642.01.81672.32.1-4
Other Services3594.44.12303.24.1+129
Total industries8,220100.0100.07,258100.0100.0+962

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. 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 Shire of Augusta-Margaret River in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (1,102 people or 13.4%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (871 people or 10.6%)
  • Retail Trade (864 people or 10.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 2,837 people in total or 34.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 6.2% in Accommodation and Food Services; 2.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 8.3% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River and Western Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (0.9% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (10.6% compared to 2.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Accommodation and Food Services (13.4% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (9.5% compared to 13.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River increased by 962 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+205 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+165 local workers)
  • Other Services (+129 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+86 local workers)

Shire of Augusta-Margaret River

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