City of Gosnells

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Gosnells, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 3,659 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 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 Gosnells2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1480.62.81140.52.7+34
Mining8103.511.16863.09.7+124
Manufacturing1,7787.87.21,7117.47.0+67
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1150.51.71100.51.4+5
Construction3,10613.610.13,79716.511.9-691
Wholesale Trade7813.43.04912.13.3+290
Retail Trade2,2029.67.02,74912.08.0-547
Accommodation and Food Services9154.04.81,0394.55.0-123
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2415.45.21,3215.75.6-80
Information Media and Telecommunications570.21.01140.51.1-57
Financial and Insurance Services1890.82.21990.92.3-10
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3131.41.73871.71.9-74
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,0524.68.01,2365.47.9-183
Administrative and Support Services5022.22.66863.02.8-184
Public Administration and Safety1,6947.46.71,6707.35.8+25
Education and Training2,56911.28.32,58311.27.5-14
Health Care and Social Assistance3,65916.011.62,2789.910.0+1,380
Arts and Recreation Services1590.71.32431.11.7-84
Other Services1,6127.04.01,5686.84.3+44
Total industries22,899100.0100.022,980100.0100.0-81

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,659 people or 16.0%)
  • Construction (3,106 people or 13.6%)
  • Education and Training (2,569 people or 11.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 9,333 people in total or 40.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 11.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.1% in Construction and 8.3% 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 (3.5% compared to 11.1%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (16.0% compared to 11.6%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (13.6% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.6% compared to 8.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Gosnells increased by decreased by -81 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 Gosnells were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,380 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+290 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Mining (+124 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+67 full-time equivalent local workers)

City of Gosnells

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