City of Mandurah

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Mandurah, Retail Trade is the largest employer, generating 5,246 local jobs in 2018/19.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the City of Mandurah. 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 Mandurah 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 Mandurah'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 Mandurah2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1050.42.61470.62.4-42
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1820.71.51480.71.5+34
Wholesale Trade2611.03.04111.83.2-150
Retail Trade5,24620.410.24,33319.19.7+913
Accommodation and Food Services2,86211.16.42,42710.76.1+435
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6962.74.87553.35.0-59
Information Media and Telecommunications1990.81.13031.31.2-104
Financial and Insurance Services4891.92.43611.62.5+128
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5462.11.66252.81.9-79
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,1614.57.37803.47.2+381
Administrative and Support Services9263.63.28913.93.3+35
Public Administration and Safety1,2795.06.61,1375.06.1+142
Education and Training3,35213.09.12,54011.28.5+812
Health Care and Social Assistance4,10615.911.23,83516.910.8+271
Arts and Recreation Services5482.11.74582.01.6+91
Other Services1,3855.44.01,0654.74.1+320
Total industries25,764100.0100.022,706100.0100.0+3,058

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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 Mandurah in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Retail Trade (5,246 people or 20.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,106 people or 15.9%)
  • Education and Training (3,352 people or 13.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 12,705 people in total or 49.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 10.2% in Retail Trade; 11.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 9.1% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (20.4% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (0.3% compared to 7.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (15.9% compared to 11.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Accommodation and Food Services (11.1% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Mandurah increased by increased by 3,058 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Retail Trade (+913 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+812 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+435 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+381 local workers)

City of Mandurah

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