Shire of Augusta-Margaret River

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 771 FTE jobs in 2021/22.

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 Shire of Augusta-Margaret River.

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 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.

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
Shire of Augusta-Margaret River2021/222016/17Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing77112.72.599618.43.1-226
Mining761.311.6210.49.5+55
Manufacturing5859.76.856710.46.6+18
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services190.31.5340.61.5-16
Construction66811.09.865412.011.5+14
Wholesale Trade1252.12.91122.13.2+13
Retail Trade5308.87.260111.18.1-71
Accommodation and Food Services70311.64.861311.35.2+90
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1742.95.51041.95.5+69
Information Media and Telecommunications240.41.0410.81.2-17
Financial and Insurance Services500.82.4531.02.5-3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1332.21.71011.91.9+32
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3345.58.11933.67.4+142
Administrative and Support Services2784.62.72143.92.9+64
Public Administration and Safety2093.56.71382.55.9+71
Education and Training5408.97.74077.57.9+133
Health Care and Social Assistance4377.211.73145.810.3+123
Arts and Recreation Services1412.31.4991.81.6+42
Other Services2614.34.01663.14.4+95
Total industries6,058100.0100.05,429100.0100.0+629

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. ©2023. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 Shire of Augusta-Margaret River in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (771 people or 12.7%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (703 people or 11.6%)
  • Construction (668 people or 11.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,142 people in total or 35.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 2.5% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 4.8% in Accommodation and Food Services and 9.8% in Construction.

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

  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (1.3% compared to 11.6%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (12.7% compared to 2.5%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (11.6% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (7.2% compared to 11.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River increased by increased by 629 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River were for those employed in:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+142 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+133 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+123 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Other Services (+95 full-time equivalent local workers)

Shire of Augusta-Margaret River

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