City of Canning

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Canning, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 10,220 FTE jobs in 2022/23.

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 Canning.

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 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.

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 Canning2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3160.52.33750.63.4-58
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,0461.51.41,2702.01.6-223
Wholesale Trade7,35110.53.16,62310.63.0+728
Retail Trade5,8888.47.05,7569.27.6+132
Accommodation and Food Services2,0973.04.91,9903.25.6+106
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7,40810.65.66,78610.95.4+623
Information Media and Telecommunications4480.61.04970.81.1-49
Financial and Insurance Services5290.82.45440.92.3-16
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,5692.21.71,2782.11.8+291
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,7083.98.12,3133.77.0+395
Administrative and Support Services1,4672.12.71,3772.22.9+90
Public Administration and Safety2,1003.05.92,4924.06.3-393
Education and Training3,1734.57.83,2365.28.2-63
Health Care and Social Assistance5,1227.311.94,0046.410.7+1,117
Arts and Recreation Services5930.81.45410.91.7+52
Other Services4,2836.14.23,5805.74.1+703
Total industries69,938100.0100.062,292100.0100.0+7,646

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©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 full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Canning in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (10,220 people or 14.6%)
  • Construction (8,158 people or 11.7%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (7,408 people or 10.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 25,786 people in total or 36.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 6.7% in Manufacturing; 10.1% in Construction and 5.6% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (14.6% compared to 6.7%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Wholesale Trade (10.5% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (10.6% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (7.3% compared to 11.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Canning increased by increased by 7,646 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2017/18 and 2022/23 in the City of Canning were for those employed in:

  • Mining (+2,177 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+1,122 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,117 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+911 full-time equivalent local workers)

City of Canning

economic profile