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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region), Construction is the largest employer, generating 28,029 FTE jobs in 2017/18.

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 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.

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 the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,9450.93.41,8650.93.0+81
Mining9,8554.79.710,1024.911.2-247
Manufacturing17,5618.36.821,68710.57.9-4,127
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,6991.31.63,0941.51.7-395
Construction28,02913.311.623,52111.311.4+4,507
Wholesale Trade11,3845.43.013,5736.53.4-2,189
Retail Trade17,0838.17.618,6059.08.1-1,522
Accommodation and Food Services10,3414.95.67,9613.84.5+2,380
Transport, Postal and Warehousing24,57311.65.425,31212.25.4-739
Information Media and Telecommunications1,8000.91.11,5800.81.1+220
Financial and Insurance Services2,7401.32.42,8201.42.5-80
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,8621.81.74,6252.22.0-763
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services10,9925.27.211,7765.77.8-784
Administrative and Support Services6,0992.92.96,6123.23.1-513
Public Administration and Safety10,1424.86.29,8254.75.7+317
Education and Training19,0799.07.615,5367.56.6+3,544
Health Care and Social Assistance17,2388.210.513,3736.58.9+3,865
Arts and Recreation Services5,5252.61.74,7942.31.3+731
Other Services10,2094.84.110,5845.14.2-375

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (FTE) 2017/18
Employment (FTE) 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Western Australia: 3.4% Mining, Western Australia: 9.7% Manufacturing, Western Australia: 6.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Australia: 1.6% Construction, Western Australia: 11.6% Wholesale Trade, Western Australia: 3.0% Retail Trade, Western Australia: 7.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Western Australia: 5.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Australia: 5.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Australia: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Western Australia: 2.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Western Australia: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Australia: 7.2% Administrative and Support Services, Western Australia: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Western Australia: 6.2% Education and Training, Western Australia: 7.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Australia: 10.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Western Australia: 1.7% Other Services, Western Australia: 4.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 0.9% Mining, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 4.7% Manufacturing, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 8.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 1.3% Construction, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 13.3% Wholesale Trade, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 5.4% Retail Trade, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 8.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 4.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 11.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 5.2% Administrative and Support Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 4.8% Education and Training, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 9.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 8.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 2.6% Other Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 4.8%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +81 Mining, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -247 Manufacturing, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -4,127 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -395 Construction, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +4,507 Wholesale Trade, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -2,189 Retail Trade, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -1,522 Accommodation and Food Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +2,380 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -739 Information Media and Telecommunications, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +220 Financial and Insurance Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -80 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -763 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -784 Administrative and Support Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -513 Public Administration and Safety, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +317 Education and Training, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +3,544 Health Care and Social Assistance, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +3,865 Arts and Recreation Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +731 Other Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -375
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (28,029 full-time equivalent local workers or 13.3%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (24,573 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.6%)
  • Education and Training (19,079 full-time equivalent local workers or 9.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 71,681 people in total or 33.9% of local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 11.6% in Construction; 5.4% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing; and 7.6% in Education and Training.

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 (11.6% compared to 5.4%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Wholesale Trade (5.4% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (4.7% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.9% compared to 3.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) increased by 3,909 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+4,507 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-4,127 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+3,865 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+3,544 full-time equivalent local workers)

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