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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

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Employment (total) by industry
Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)2019/202014/15Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2014/15 to 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,1230.82.61,9520.82.5+170
Mining9,3843.77.98,1243.46.9+1,260
Manufacturing21,7008.67.019,8548.36.5+1,846
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,9701.21.62,5461.11.3+424
Construction28,77611.49.528,34411.810.7+433
Wholesale Trade14,7515.83.113,3855.63.1+1,366
Retail Trade26,52910.59.223,99710.09.7+2,532
Accommodation and Food Services13,0695.26.013,1315.56.2-62
Transport, Postal and Warehousing25,57410.14.824,65710.34.8+916
Information Media and Telecommunications2,0360.81.12,0590.91.2-22
Financial and Insurance Services3,1831.32.43,0601.32.4+123
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4,4631.81.84,7792.01.9-316
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services13,9025.57.612,7755.37.3+1,127
Administrative and Support Services7,2522.93.07,8473.33.2-595
Public Administration and Safety12,3124.96.911,5344.86.1+778
Education and Training22,9309.18.323,0329.68.8-102
Health Care and Social Assistance23,5559.311.620,1358.411.4+3,420
Arts and Recreation Services6,3642.51.67,1393.01.8-775
Other Services11,3074.54.011,2144.74.1+93

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

Employment (total) by industry 2019/20
Employment (total) by industry 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Western Australia: 2.6% Mining, Western Australia: 7.9% Manufacturing, Western Australia: 7.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Australia: 1.6% Construction, Western Australia: 9.5% Wholesale Trade, Western Australia: 3.1% Retail Trade, Western Australia: 9.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Western Australia: 6.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Australia: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Australia: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Western Australia: 2.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Western Australia: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Australia: 7.6% Administrative and Support Services, Western Australia: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Western Australia: 6.9% Education and Training, Western Australia: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Australia: 11.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Western Australia: 1.6% Other Services, Western Australia: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 0.8% Mining, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 3.7% Manufacturing, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 8.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 1.2% Construction, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 11.4% Wholesale Trade, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 5.8% Retail Trade, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 10.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 5.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 10.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 0.8% 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): 5.5% Administrative and Support Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 4.9% Education and Training, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 9.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 9.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 2.5% Other Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 4.5%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +170 Mining, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +1,260 Manufacturing, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +1,846 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +424 Construction, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +433 Wholesale Trade, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +1,366 Retail Trade, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +2,532 Accommodation and Food Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -62 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +916 Information Media and Telecommunications, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -22 Financial and Insurance Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +123 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -316 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +1,127 Administrative and Support Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -595 Public Administration and Safety, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +778 Education and Training, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -102 Health Care and Social Assistance, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +3,420 Arts and Recreation Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -775 Other Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +93
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

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%)

Emerging groups

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)

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