Perth Inner City Region

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Perth Inner City Region, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services is the largest employer, generating 56,397 FTE jobs in 2021/22.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in Perth Inner City Region.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Perth Inner City 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.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in thespecific topic notes section.
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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Perth Inner City Region2021/222016/17Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4040.12.56150.33.1-210
Mining35,60612.711.625,48410.69.5+10,122
Manufacturing5,3791.96.85,5002.36.6-122
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5,7622.11.55,3652.21.5+397
Construction14,1205.19.816,9267.011.5-2,806
Wholesale Trade2,7711.02.92,8771.23.2-106
Retail Trade9,0703.27.29,4803.98.1-409
Accommodation and Food Services12,5044.54.813,3275.55.2-823
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6,2852.35.55,4442.35.5+841
Information Media and Telecommunications5,5522.01.05,1992.21.2+353
Financial and Insurance Services19,6917.12.416,4496.82.5+3,242
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5,7482.11.75,2162.21.9+532
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services56,39720.28.142,94217.87.4+13,455
Administrative and Support Services9,0563.22.78,5123.52.9+545
Public Administration and Safety29,38210.56.722,2029.25.9+7,180
Education and Training15,4095.57.716,3356.87.9-926
Health Care and Social Assistance33,43412.011.725,44610.610.3+7,988
Arts and Recreation Services6,3352.31.46,8712.81.6-536
Other Services6,3622.34.07,0012.94.4-638
Total industries279,269100.0100.0241,190100.0100.0+38,079

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. ©2023. 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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in Perth Inner City Region in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (56,397 people or 20.2%)
  • Mining (35,606 people or 12.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (33,434 people or 12.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 125,437 people in total or 44.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 8.1% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 11.6% in Mining and 11.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of Perth Inner City Region and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (20.2% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (1.9% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (5.1% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (7.1% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Perth Inner City Region increased by increased by 38,079 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in Perth Inner City Region were for those employed in:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+13,455 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Mining (+10,122 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+7,988 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+7,180 full-time equivalent local workers)

Perth Inner City Region

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