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), 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.

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)2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,9630.93.21,7380.82.8+225
Mining10,1534.610.510,1904.910.2-38
Manufacturing20,7659.57.319,7239.57.4+1,042
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,8871.31.73,0141.41.7-127
Construction25,11211.510.324,56811.811.8+544
Wholesale Trade14,0386.43.213,2646.43.4+775
Retail Trade18,3958.47.418,1398.78.1+256
Accommodation and Food Services9,9344.55.48,1663.94.7+1,768
Transport, Postal and Warehousing25,47111.65.426,12012.55.8-649
Information Media and Telecommunications1,7990.81.01,6600.81.1+140
Financial and Insurance Services2,6121.22.03,0041.42.7-392
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4,2892.01.75,0572.42.2-769
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services12,9725.97.812,7446.18.3+228
Administrative and Support Services6,1182.82.86,0772.92.9+41
Public Administration and Safety11,7955.46.89,8284.75.8+1,967
Education and Training18,2928.47.716,2267.86.8+2,065
Health Care and Social Assistance17,4618.010.313,5816.58.9+3,881
Arts and Recreation Services5,1312.31.55,1492.51.4-19
Other Services9,5034.33.810,1134.94.1-610
Total industries218,690100.0100.0208,361100.0100.0+10,328

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 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%)

Emerging groups

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)

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