City of Kalamunda

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Kalamunda, Transport, Postal and Warehousing is the largest employer, generating 3,056 FTE jobs in 2022/23.

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 the City of Kalamunda.

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 the City of Kalamunda'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
City of Kalamunda2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2041.22.32972.03.4-93
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3161.81.42261.51.6+90
Wholesale Trade9765.63.15483.83.0+428
Retail Trade1,0085.87.01,0857.47.6-77
Accommodation and Food Services7234.24.98395.75.6-116
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,05617.75.62,69218.45.4+364
Information Media and Telecommunications770.41.0780.51.1+0
Financial and Insurance Services1450.82.42381.62.3-94
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3672.11.73472.41.8+20
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5973.58.14413.07.0+156
Administrative and Support Services4642.72.73752.62.9+89
Public Administration and Safety3752.25.94753.36.3-100
Education and Training1,6589.67.81,56010.78.2+98
Health Care and Social Assistance1,3647.911.91,1347.810.7+230
Arts and Recreation Services1500.91.41771.21.7-27
Other Services7934.64.27184.94.1+75
Total industries17,279100.0100.014,613100.0100.0+2,666

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©2023. 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 full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Kalamunda in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (3,056 people or 17.7%)
  • Construction (2,262 people or 13.1%)
  • Manufacturing (1,924 people or 11.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 7,242 people in total or 41.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 5.6% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing; 10.1% in Construction and 6.7% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (17.7% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (4.7% compared to 11.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.5% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (11.1% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Kalamunda increased by increased by 2,666 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2017/18 and 2022/23 in the City of Kalamunda were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+652 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+537 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Mining (+434 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+428 full-time equivalent local workers)

City of Kalamunda

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