City of Joondalup

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Joondalup, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 10,441 local jobs in 2020/21.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the City of Joondalup. 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 Joondalup 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 Joondalup'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 Joondalup2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1230.22.41000.22.5+23
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1840.41.51190.21.3+65
Wholesale Trade3620.72.94000.82.8-38
Retail Trade8,22916.09.09,47618.29.7-1,247
Accommodation and Food Services5,1079.96.15,32610.26.4-219
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,7353.44.69521.84.8+783
Information Media and Telecommunications4510.91.15371.01.2-86
Financial and Insurance Services1,0732.12.31,0141.92.4+59
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8741.71.61,0121.91.8-139
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,4224.77.22,1614.16.8+261
Administrative and Support Services1,7403.43.11,8343.53.3-94
Public Administration and Safety2,7815.46.62,4524.76.2+330
Education and Training8,41016.39.28,99317.29.0-582
Health Care and Social Assistance10,44120.312.910,08619.311.6+355
Arts and Recreation Services1,1242.21.69851.91.8+139
Other Services2,4284.73.92,5875.04.2-158
Total industries51,513100.0100.052,164100.0100.0-651

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in 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 local workers in the City of Joondalup in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (10,441 people or 20.3%)
  • Education and Training (8,410 people or 16.3%)
  • Retail Trade (8,229 people or 16.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 27,080 people in total or 52.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 12.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.2% in Education and Training and 9.0% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (0.3% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (20.3% compared to 12.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (16.3% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (16.0% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Joondalup increased by decreased by -651 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+783 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+355 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+330 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+261 local workers)

City of Joondalup

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