City of Canning

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Canning, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 10,738 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 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 Canning2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2650.42.82850.52.7-20
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services9801.51.71,0551.71.4-75
Wholesale Trade7,82712.03.07,28311.63.3+544
Retail Trade6,77910.47.05,9379.58.0+841
Accommodation and Food Services1,5432.44.81,6332.65.0-89
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6,52610.05.26,86611.05.6-340
Information Media and Telecommunications3800.61.04740.81.1-94
Financial and Insurance Services5610.92.25590.92.3+2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,0531.61.71,2902.11.9-238
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,6214.08.02,7594.47.9-138
Administrative and Support Services1,0511.62.61,3022.12.8-250
Public Administration and Safety2,4143.76.72,3393.75.8+75
Education and Training2,9324.58.32,8864.67.5+46
Health Care and Social Assistance3,6425.611.63,5565.710.0+86
Arts and Recreation Services4440.71.35120.81.7-69
Other Services3,9306.04.03,7185.94.3+212
Total industries65,291100.0100.062,621100.0100.0+2,670

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 Canning in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (10,738 people or 16.4%)
  • Wholesale Trade (7,827 people or 12.0%)
  • Construction (7,055 people or 10.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 25,620 people in total or 39.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 7.2% in Manufacturing; 3.0% in Wholesale Trade and 10.1% in Construction.

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 (16.4% compared to 7.2%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Wholesale Trade (12.0% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (5.6% compared to 11.6%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (10.0% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Canning increased by increased by 2,670 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 Canning were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (+1,912 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Mining (+1,119 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+841 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+544 full-time equivalent local workers)

City of Canning

economic profile