Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)
Employment by industry (FTE)
In the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region), Transport, Postal and Warehousing is the largest employer, generating 25,471 FTE jobs in 2018/19.
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.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector|
|Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)||2018/19||2013/14||Change|
|Industry||Number||%||Western Australia||Number||%||Western Australia||2013/14 - 2018/19|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||1,963||0.9||3.2||1,738||0.8||2.8||+225|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||2,887||1.3||1.7||3,014||1.4||1.7||-127|
|Accommodation and Food Services||9,934||4.5||5.4||8,166||3.9||4.7||+1,768|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||25,471||11.6||5.4||26,120||12.5||5.8||-649|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||1,799||0.8||1.0||1,660||0.8||1.1||+140|
|Financial and Insurance Services||2,612||1.2||2.0||3,004||1.4||2.7||-392|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||4,289||2.0||1.7||5,057||2.4||2.2||-769|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||12,972||5.9||7.8||12,744||6.1||8.3||+228|
|Administrative and Support Services||6,118||2.8||2.8||6,077||2.9||2.9||+41|
|Public Administration and Safety||11,795||5.4||6.8||9,828||4.7||5.8||+1,967|
|Education and Training||18,292||8.4||7.7||16,226||7.8||6.8||+2,065|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||17,461||8.0||10.3||13,581||6.5||8.9||+3,881|
|Arts and Recreation Services||5,131||2.3||1.5||5,149||2.5||1.4||-19|
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 morePlease refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:
- Transport, Postal and Warehousing (25,471 people or 11.6%)
- Construction (25,112 people or 11.5%)
- Manufacturing (20,765 people or 9.5%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 71,348 people in total or 32.6% of the local workers.
In comparison, Western Australia employed 5.4% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing; 10.3% in Construction and 7.3% 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 (11.6% compared to 5.4%)
- A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (4.6% compared to 10.5%)
- A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Wholesale Trade (6.4% compared to 3.2%)
- A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (8.0% compared to 10.3%)
The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) increased by increased by 10,328 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.
The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) were for those employed in:
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+3,881 full-time equivalent local workers)
- Education and Training (+2,065 full-time equivalent local workers)
- Public Administration and Safety (+1,967 full-time equivalent local workers)
- Accommodation and Food Services (+1,768 full-time equivalent local workers)