City of Mandurah

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Mandurah, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 4,690 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 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 Mandurah2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing590.22.41180.52.5-59
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2080.81.51470.61.3+61
Wholesale Trade2681.12.92841.22.8-15
Retail Trade4,24017.19.04,41018.19.7-170
Accommodation and Food Services2,3749.66.12,55010.46.4-176
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7142.94.68023.34.8-88
Information Media and Telecommunications1940.81.13391.41.2-146
Financial and Insurance Services5292.12.33811.62.4+147
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7593.11.65542.31.8+205
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,1204.57.27983.36.8+322
Administrative and Support Services8103.33.19213.83.3-111
Public Administration and Safety1,8557.56.61,1894.96.2+666
Education and Training3,04812.39.22,77511.49.0+273
Health Care and Social Assistance4,69018.912.94,42218.111.6+267
Arts and Recreation Services5512.21.66462.61.8-95
Other Services1,1994.83.91,1724.84.2+26
Total industries24,856100.0100.024,432100.0100.0+424

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 Mandurah in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,690 people or 18.9%)
  • Retail Trade (4,240 people or 17.1%)
  • Education and Training (3,048 people or 12.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 11,978 people in total or 48.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 12.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.0% in Retail Trade and 9.2% 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 (17.1% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (0.5% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (18.9% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (2.9% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Mandurah increased by increased by 424 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

  • Public Administration and Safety (+666 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+322 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+273 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+267 local workers)

City of Mandurah

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