Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)
Employment by industry (Total)
In the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region), Construction is the largest employer, generating 28,776 local jobs in 2019/20.
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 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 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.
NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Employment (total) by industry|
|Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)||2019/20||2014/15||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Western Australia%||Number||%||Western Australia%||2014/15 to 2019/20|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||2,123||0.8||2.6||1,952||0.8||2.5||+170||23000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||2,970||1.2||1.6||2,546||1.1||1.3||+424||23300||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||13,069||5.2||6.0||13,131||5.5||6.2||-62||23700||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||25,574||10.1||4.8||24,657||10.3||4.8||+916||23800||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||2,036||0.8||1.1||2,059||0.9||1.2||-22||23900||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||3,183||1.3||2.4||3,060||1.3||2.4||+123||24000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||4,463||1.8||1.8||4,779||2.0||1.9||-316||24100||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||13,902||5.5||7.6||12,775||5.3||7.3||+1,127||24200||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||7,252||2.9||3.0||7,847||3.3||3.2||-595||24300||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||12,312||4.9||6.9||11,534||4.8||6.1||+778||24400||P|
|Education and Training||22,930||9.1||8.3||23,032||9.6||8.8||-102||24500||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||23,555||9.3||11.6||20,135||8.4||11.4||+3,420||24600||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||6,364||2.5||1.6||7,139||3.0||1.8||-775||24700||P|
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (opens a new window) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window)(informed decisions).
NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more
An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:
- Construction (28,776 people or 11.4%)
- Retail Trade (26,529 people or 10.5%)
- Transport, Postal and Warehousing (25,574 people or 10.1%)
In combination these three industries accounted for 80,880 people in total or 32.1% of the local workers.
In comparison, Western Australia employed 9.5% in Construction; 9.2% in Retail Trade; 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 Transport, Postal and Warehousing (10.1% compared to 4.8%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed in Wholesale Trade (5.8% compared to 3.1%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (3.7% compared to 7.9%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (9.3% compared to 11.6%)
The number of local workers in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) increased by 12,616 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.
The largest changes in the jobs held by 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 (+3,420 local workers)
- Retail Trade (+2,532 local workers)
- Manufacturing (+1,846 local workers)
- Wholesale Trade (+1,366 local workers)