City of Gosnells

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Gosnells, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 4,327 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 Gosnells. 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 Gosnells 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 Gosnells'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 Gosnells2021/222016/17Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1820.62.21460.52.7+37
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1380.41.51190.41.3+18
Wholesale Trade8822.82.74831.72.9+398
Retail Trade3,91212.38.73,79913.49.6+113
Accommodation and Food Services1,9606.26.21,8876.76.6+73
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,0036.35.11,3684.84.9+635
Information Media and Telecommunications1200.41.11400.51.2-20
Financial and Insurance Services3461.12.42600.92.4+87
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4611.41.63991.41.7+62
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,3904.47.41,2144.36.8+176
Administrative and Support Services9953.13.01,0523.73.2-56
Public Administration and Safety2,3317.36.62,0007.16.1+331
Education and Training3,95112.48.43,57712.68.7+375
Health Care and Social Assistance4,32713.613.33,28911.611.8+1,038
Arts and Recreation Services2560.81.83361.22.0-80
Other Services2,1176.64.01,8936.74.3+223
Total industries31,865100.0100.028,277100.0100.0+3,588

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 Gosnells in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,327 people or 13.6%)
  • Education and Training (3,951 people or 12.4%)
  • Retail Trade (3,912 people or 12.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 12,191 people in total or 38.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 13.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.4% in Education and Training and 8.7% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (2.6% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (12.4% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (12.3% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.4% compared to 7.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Gosnells increased by 3,588 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,038 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+635 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+398 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+375 local workers)

City of Gosnells

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