City of Armadale
Employment by industry (Total)
In City of Armadale, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 3,565 local jobs in 2016/17.
Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in 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 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|
|City of Armadale||2016/17||2011/12||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Greater Perth%||Number||%||Greater Perth%||2011/12 to 2016/17|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||320||1.5||0.9||522||3.0||0.8||-202||23000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||130||0.6||1.3||144||0.8||1.5||-14||23300||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||1,941||9.3||6.9||1,335||7.8||6.0||+606||23700||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||725||3.5||5.0||617||3.6||5.0||+108||23800||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||134||0.6||1.3||169||1.0||1.5||-35||23900||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||221||1.1||2.7||186||1.1||2.9||+35||24000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||356||1.7||1.8||353||2.1||1.9||+4||24100||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||642||3.1||7.7||587||3.4||8.8||+55||24200||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||862||4.1||3.4||588||3.4||3.5||+274||24300||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||1,181||5.6||6.3||884||5.1||6.6||+297||24400||P|
|Education and Training||2,768||13.2||10.0||1,988||11.6||8.0||+780||24500||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||3,565||17.0||12.8||2,930||17.1||10.8||+636||24600||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||326||1.6||2.0||259||1.5||1.8||+67||24700||P|
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (opens a new window) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
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 City of Armadale in 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:
- Health Care and Social Assistance (3,565 people or 17.0%)
- Retail Trade (3,063 people or 14.6%)
- Education and Training (2,768 people or 13.2%)
In combination these three industries accounted for 9,397 people in total or 44.8% of the local workers.
In comparison, Greater Perth employed 12.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.9% in Retail Trade; and 10.0% in Education and Training.
The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of City of Armadale and Greater Perth were:
- A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (14.6% compared to 9.9%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.0% compared to 12.8%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.1% compared to 7.7%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.4% compared to 3.7%)
The number of local workers in City of Armadale increased by 3,821 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.
The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in City of Armadale were for those employed in:
- Education and Training (+780 local workers)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+636 local workers)
- Accommodation and Food Services (+606 local workers)
- Retail Trade (+500 local workers)