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City of South Perth

Employment by industry (Total)

In City of South Perth, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 2,962 local jobs in 2018/19.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in City of South Perth. 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
City of South Perth2018/192013/14Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Greater Perth%Number%Greater Perth%2013/14 to 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1200.70.71320.90.8-12
Mining3622.23.94763.24.2-115
Manufacturing990.66.81461.07.3-47
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services300.21.5250.21.5+5
Construction1,0496.39.57685.29.6+281
Wholesale Trade510.33.3980.73.5-47
Retail Trade1,1076.610.91,0297.010.3+78
Accommodation and Food Services1,5249.16.41,47310.06.2+51
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1300.84.81891.35.1-59
Information Media and Telecommunications1020.61.2910.61.4+10
Financial and Insurance Services7564.52.86124.23.0+144
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5883.51.86304.32.0-42
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,29613.88.31,90012.98.4+395
Administrative and Support Services5643.43.34773.23.4+87
Public Administration and Safety1,4999.07.11,3319.06.6+168
Education and Training2,09612.69.71,87412.79.0+222
Health Care and Social Assistance2,96217.711.92,08314.111.7+879
Arts and Recreation Services8285.01.98565.81.8-28
Other Services5243.14.25453.74.2-20

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

Employment (total) by industry 2018/19
Employment (total) by industry 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Perth: 0.7% Mining, Greater Perth: 3.9% Manufacturing, Greater Perth: 6.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Perth: 1.5% Construction, Greater Perth: 9.5% Wholesale Trade, Greater Perth: 3.3% Retail Trade, Greater Perth: 10.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Perth: 6.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Perth: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Perth: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Perth: 2.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Perth: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Perth: 8.3% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Perth: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Perth: 7.1% Education and Training, Greater Perth: 9.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Perth: 11.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Perth: 1.9% Other Services, Greater Perth: 4.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of South Perth: 0.7% Mining, City of South Perth: 2.2% Manufacturing, City of South Perth: 0.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of South Perth: 0.2% Construction, City of South Perth: 6.3% Wholesale Trade, City of South Perth: 0.3% Retail Trade, City of South Perth: 6.6% Accommodation and Food Services, City of South Perth: 9.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of South Perth: 0.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of South Perth: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, City of South Perth: 4.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of South Perth: 3.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of South Perth: 13.8% Administrative and Support Services, City of South Perth: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, City of South Perth: 9.0% Education and Training, City of South Perth: 12.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of South Perth: 17.7% Arts and Recreation Services, City of South Perth: 5.0% Other Services, City of South Perth: 3.1%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of South Perth: -12 Mining, City of South Perth: -115 Manufacturing, City of South Perth: -47 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of South Perth: +5 Construction, City of South Perth: +281 Wholesale Trade, City of South Perth: -47 Retail Trade, City of South Perth: +78 Accommodation and Food Services, City of South Perth: +51 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of South Perth: -59 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of South Perth: +10 Financial and Insurance Services, City of South Perth: +144 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of South Perth: -42 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of South Perth: +395 Administrative and Support Services, City of South Perth: +87 Public Administration and Safety, City of South Perth: +168 Education and Training, City of South Perth: +222 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of South Perth: +879 Arts and Recreation Services, City of South Perth: -28 Other Services, City of South Perth: -20
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in City of South Perth in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,962 people or 17.7%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2,296 people or 13.8%)
  • Education and Training (2,096 people or 12.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 7,354 people in total or 44.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, Greater Perth employed 11.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.3% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and 9.7% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of City of South Perth and Greater Perth were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.7% compared to 11.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (13.8% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (0.6% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (6.6% compared to 10.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in City of South Perth increased by 1,951 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in City of South Perth were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+879 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+395 local workers)
  • Construction (+281 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+222 local workers)

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