City of Canning

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Canning, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 10,589 local jobs in 2021/22.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the City of Canning. 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 Canning 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 Canning'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 Canning2021/222016/17Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4240.62.23380.52.7+85
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services9641.31.51,1461.71.3-181
Wholesale Trade6,9449.32.77,20510.52.9-261
Retail Trade7,58310.28.77,82311.49.6-240
Accommodation and Food Services2,9474.06.22,7684.06.6+179
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7,63110.35.16,8089.94.9+823
Information Media and Telecommunications5370.71.16180.91.2-81
Financial and Insurance Services7551.02.46681.02.4+87
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,4612.01.61,2021.81.7+259
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,8753.97.42,6633.96.8+212
Administrative and Support Services1,9082.63.01,7882.63.2+120
Public Administration and Safety2,6113.56.62,7174.06.1-105
Education and Training3,9315.38.43,9895.88.7-57
Health Care and Social Assistance6,2858.413.34,8417.011.8+1,444
Arts and Recreation Services7791.01.86400.92.0+139
Other Services4,0525.44.04,0345.94.3+18
Total industries74,440100.0100.068,712100.0100.0+5,728

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 City of Canning in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (10,589 people or 14.2%)
  • Construction (7,740 people or 10.4%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (7,631 people or 10.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 25,960 people in total or 34.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 6.1% in Manufacturing; 8.8% in Construction and 5.1% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (14.2% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Wholesale Trade (9.3% compared to 2.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (10.3% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (8.4% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Canning increased by 5,728 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

  • Manufacturing (+1,805 local workers)
  • Mining (+1,482 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,444 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+823 local workers)

City of Canning

economic profile