City of Kwinana

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Kwinana, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 4,709 FTE jobs in 2019/20.

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 Kwinana.

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 Kwinana'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 Kwinana2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3412.22.93452.42.6-4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7705.01.84883.41.4+282
Wholesale Trade4382.83.35263.73.5-87
Retail Trade6464.27.36514.68.0-4
Accommodation and Food Services3011.94.92621.84.8+40
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8575.55.39386.65.5-81
Information Media and Telecommunications380.21.0370.31.1+2
Financial and Insurance Services2221.42.22531.82.5-30
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2671.71.82902.02.2-24
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4583.08.23982.88.5+61
Administrative and Support Services3042.02.63212.32.9-17
Public Administration and Safety7735.06.87505.35.7+23
Education and Training8665.67.86094.37.3+257
Health Care and Social Assistance6954.510.26204.39.7+75
Arts and Recreation Services1130.71.31130.81.6-1
Other Services3512.34.03592.54.1-8
Total industries15,511100.0100.014,275100.0100.0+1,236

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 full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Kwinana in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (4,709 people or 30.4%)
  • Construction (2,447 people or 15.8%)
  • Mining (913 people or 5.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 8,069 people in total or 52.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 7.6% in Manufacturing; 10.5% in Construction and 10.5% in Mining.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (30.4% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (4.5% compared to 10.2%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (15.8% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.0% compared to 8.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Kwinana increased by increased by 1,236 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the City of Kwinana were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (+553 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+282 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+257 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+134 full-time equivalent local workers)

City of Kwinana

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