City of Gosnells

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Gosnells, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 3,991 local jobs in 2018/19.

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 Gosnells2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1500.52.61830.72.4-33
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1650.61.51530.61.5+12
Wholesale Trade7482.73.06132.33.2+134
Retail Trade3,75813.310.23,85714.29.7-99
Accommodation and Food Services1,5715.66.41,6226.06.1-50
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,3965.04.81,3935.15.0+3
Information Media and Telecommunications870.31.11170.41.2-31
Financial and Insurance Services2480.92.42570.92.5-9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3581.31.65302.01.9-172
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,1564.17.31,3875.17.2-231
Administrative and Support Services7562.73.21,0133.73.3-257
Public Administration and Safety1,9997.16.61,9807.36.1+19
Education and Training3,54912.69.13,36312.48.5+185
Health Care and Social Assistance3,99114.111.22,71010.010.8+1,281
Arts and Recreation Services4051.41.72701.01.6+135
Other Services1,8146.44.01,6726.24.1+142
Total industries28,207100.0100.027,177100.0100.0+1,031

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts. 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 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,991 people or 14.1%)
  • Retail Trade (3,758 people or 13.3%)
  • Education and Training (3,549 people or 12.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 11,298 people in total or 40.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 11.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.2% in Retail Trade and 9.1% in Education and Training.

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 (2.1% compared to 7.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (12.6% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.1% compared to 7.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (13.3% compared to 10.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Gosnells increased by increased by 1,031 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,281 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+185 local workers)
  • Other Services (+142 local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+135 local workers)

City of Gosnells

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