Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)

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Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region), Construction is the largest employer, generating 26,634 FTE jobs in 2019/20.

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 Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region).

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 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.

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
Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,7250.82.91,6450.82.6+80
Mining10,3784.910.59,8654.69.5+513
Manufacturing20,2459.57.619,1169.07.1+1,129
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,8451.31.82,4541.21.4+390
Construction26,63412.510.526,88012.612.0-246
Wholesale Trade13,2466.23.313,5196.33.5-273
Retail Trade18,4418.77.318,1808.58.0+261
Accommodation and Food Services8,9414.24.98,6204.04.8+321
Transport, Postal and Warehousing24,36711.45.325,40911.95.5-1,042
Information Media and Telecommunications1,6300.81.01,6190.81.1+11
Financial and Insurance Services2,5541.22.22,8151.32.5-261
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,9871.91.85,0762.42.2-1,089
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services12,4795.98.213,0876.18.5-608
Administrative and Support Services5,2522.52.66,1192.92.9-867
Public Administration and Safety10,2414.86.89,6044.55.7+637
Education and Training18,2008.57.817,3458.17.3+855
Health Care and Social Assistance17,3218.110.215,4227.29.7+1,898
Arts and Recreation Services4,5032.11.36,0712.81.6-1,568
Other Services9,8894.64.010,3334.84.1-444
Total industries212,878100.0100.0213,181100.0100.0-303

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 Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (26,634 people or 12.5%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (24,367 people or 11.4%)
  • Manufacturing (20,245 people or 9.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 71,246 people in total or 33.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 10.5% in Construction; 5.3% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing and 7.6% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (11.4% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (4.9% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Wholesale Trade (6.2% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.9% compared to 8.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) increased by decreased by -303 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,898 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+1,129 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+855 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+637 full-time equivalent local workers)

Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)

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