Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)

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Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region), Retail Trade is the largest employer, generating 28,325 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 Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region). 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 Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) 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 Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)'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
Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,0550.82.61,9680.82.4+87
Mining8,0073.17.18,1543.57.3-147
Manufacturing20,9258.26.721,2149.07.1-288
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,8991.11.52,9391.31.5-40
Construction27,26710.79.525,83411.010.5+1,434
Wholesale Trade15,3186.03.013,9395.93.2+1,378
Retail Trade28,32511.110.223,71310.19.7+4,612
Accommodation and Food Services13,6745.46.412,4955.36.1+1,179
Transport, Postal and Warehousing25,45010.04.825,23010.85.0+220
Information Media and Telecommunications2,0330.81.11,9490.81.2+84
Financial and Insurance Services3,4241.32.43,1621.32.5+263
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4,6161.81.64,8392.11.9-223
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services14,1505.57.312,4995.37.2+1,651
Administrative and Support Services8,0663.23.27,8513.33.3+215
Public Administration and Safety13,8575.46.611,3424.86.1+2,515
Education and Training25,43710.09.121,8059.38.5+3,632
Health Care and Social Assistance21,6998.511.218,3737.810.8+3,326
Arts and Recreation Services6,7652.71.76,5572.81.6+208
Other Services11,2454.44.010,7924.64.1+453
Total industries255,212100.0100.0234,654100.0100.0+20,558

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Retail Trade (28,325 people or 11.1%)
  • Construction (27,267 people or 10.7%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (25,450 people or 10.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 81,042 people in total or 31.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 10.2% in Retail Trade; 9.5% in Construction and 4.8% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (10.0% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (3.1% compared to 7.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Wholesale Trade (6.0% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (8.5% compared to 11.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) increased by increased by 20,558 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Retail Trade (+4,612 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+3,632 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+3,326 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+2,515 local workers)

Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)

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