City of Gosnells

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Gosnells, Construction is the largest employer, generating 3,399 FTE jobs in 2021/22.

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 Gosnells.

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 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.

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 Gosnells2021/222016/17Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1190.52.51240.53.1-5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1180.51.51130.51.5+4
Wholesale Trade7763.02.94662.03.2+310
Retail Trade2,79610.87.22,77911.98.1+17
Accommodation and Food Services1,1564.54.81,1925.15.2-36
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,8847.35.51,3385.75.5+546
Information Media and Telecommunications970.41.01140.51.2-17
Financial and Insurance Services2731.12.42251.02.5+47
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4301.71.73621.51.9+68
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2344.88.11,0814.67.4+153
Administrative and Support Services6762.62.77513.22.9-75
Public Administration and Safety2,0157.86.71,7087.35.9+306
Education and Training3,00111.67.72,77111.97.9+230
Health Care and Social Assistance3,16112.211.72,40610.310.3+756
Arts and Recreation Services1600.61.42200.91.6-60
Other Services1,8407.14.01,6877.24.4+153
Total industries25,885100.0100.023,383100.0100.0+2,501

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2022. ©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 Gosnells in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (3,399 people or 13.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,161 people or 12.2%)
  • Education and Training (3,001 people or 11.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 9,561 people in total or 36.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 9.8% in Construction; 11.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 7.7% in Education and Training.

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

  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (3.4% compared to 11.6%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Education and Training (11.6% compared to 7.7%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (10.8% compared to 7.2%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (13.1% compared to 9.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Gosnells increased by increased by 2,501 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in the City of Gosnells were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+756 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+546 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+310 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+306 full-time equivalent local workers)

City of Gosnells

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