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City of Armadale

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Armadale, Retail Trade is the largest employer, generating 4,227 local jobs in 2018/19.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the City of Armadale. 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 the City of Armadale 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 the City of Armadale'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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
City of Armadale2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3251.42.63722.12.4-47
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2120.91.51460.81.5+66
Wholesale Trade4291.83.03491.93.2+80
Retail Trade4,22718.210.22,78315.49.7+1,445
Accommodation and Food Services1,5336.66.41,4558.16.1+78
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7763.34.86673.75.0+109
Information Media and Telecommunications1170.51.11350.71.2-18
Financial and Insurance Services2301.02.41731.02.5+57
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3901.71.63592.01.9+31
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7903.47.35393.07.2+251
Administrative and Support Services6963.03.26343.53.3+62
Public Administration and Safety1,5256.66.69755.46.1+550
Education and Training3,76716.29.12,25712.58.5+1,510
Health Care and Social Assistance3,41714.711.22,97916.510.8+438
Arts and Recreation Services3881.71.72661.51.6+122
Other Services8593.74.07284.04.1+132
Total industries23,206100.0100.018,032100.0100.0+5,174

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in 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 local workers in the City of Armadale in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Retail Trade (4,227 people or 18.2%)
  • Education and Training (3,767 people or 16.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,417 people or 14.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 11,412 people in total or 49.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 10.2% in Retail Trade; 9.1% in Education and Training and 11.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the City of Armadale and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (18.2% compared to 10.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (16.2% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (0.4% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.4% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Armadale increased by increased by 5,174 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Education and Training (+1,510 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+1,445 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+550 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+523 local workers)

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