City of Melville

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Melville, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 11,749 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 Melville. 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 Melville 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 Melville'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 Melville2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1170.32.61990.52.4-82
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services990.21.5900.21.5+9
Wholesale Trade7031.53.09602.33.2-258
Retail Trade6,14413.510.26,72116.19.7-577
Accommodation and Food Services2,6265.86.42,8066.76.1-180
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4971.14.89392.35.0-442
Information Media and Telecommunications2520.61.13280.81.2-76
Financial and Insurance Services6621.52.47411.82.5-79
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7361.61.69412.31.9-205
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,6795.97.32,5496.17.2+131
Administrative and Support Services9452.13.21,1352.73.3-190
Public Administration and Safety2,2154.96.61,6634.06.1+552
Education and Training6,97515.49.16,12414.78.5+851
Health Care and Social Assistance11,74925.911.29,28822.310.8+2,461
Arts and Recreation Services4331.01.74901.21.6-57
Other Services2,0974.64.02,1025.04.1-5
Total industries45,420100.0100.041,652100.0100.0+3,768

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts. 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 Melville in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (11,749 people or 25.9%)
  • Education and Training (6,975 people or 15.4%)
  • Retail Trade (6,144 people or 13.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 24,868 people in total or 54.8% of the local workers.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (25.9% compared to 11.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (15.4% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (1.6% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (2.8% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Melville increased by increased by 3,768 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,461 local workers)
  • Construction (+2,307 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+851 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+552 local workers)

City of Melville

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