City of Mandurah

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Mandurah, Retail Trade is the largest employer, generating 3,810 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 Mandurah.

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 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.

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 Mandurah2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing760.42.9830.52.6-7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2411.31.81330.81.4+108
Wholesale Trade2611.43.32911.63.5-29
Retail Trade3,81020.57.32,97416.98.0+836
Accommodation and Food Services1,4828.04.91,4748.44.8+8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6673.65.36903.95.5-24
Information Media and Telecommunications1921.01.02221.31.1-30
Financial and Insurance Services3872.12.23351.92.5+52
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5773.11.85443.12.2+34
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8564.68.27104.08.5+146
Administrative and Support Services6043.32.66143.52.9-10
Public Administration and Safety1,1045.96.89155.25.7+189
Education and Training2,17411.77.81,79610.27.3+378
Health Care and Social Assistance2,85815.410.22,77915.89.7+78
Arts and Recreation Services2651.41.34702.71.6-205
Other Services9315.04.08364.74.1+95
Total industries18,568100.0100.017,617100.0100.0+951

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 Mandurah in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Retail Trade (3,810 people or 20.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,858 people or 15.4%)
  • Education and Training (2,174 people or 11.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 8,842 people in total or 47.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 7.3% in Retail Trade; 10.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 7.8% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (20.5% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (0.7% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (15.4% compared to 10.2%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Education and Training (11.7% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Mandurah increased by increased by 951 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 Mandurah were for those employed in:

  • Retail Trade (+836 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+378 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+189 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+146 full-time equivalent local workers)

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