City of Melville

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Melville, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 11,470 local jobs in 2019/20.

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 Melville2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1200.32.61860.42.5-66
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1280.31.6850.21.3+42
Wholesale Trade8231.83.18742.03.1-51
Retail Trade5,90213.29.26,77015.69.7-868
Accommodation and Food Services2,4945.66.02,8316.56.2-337
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5251.24.88231.94.8-298
Information Media and Telecommunications3130.71.13740.91.2-61
Financial and Insurance Services6641.52.47011.62.4-37
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9852.21.89212.11.9+63
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,9356.67.62,6286.07.3+307
Administrative and Support Services9252.13.01,0692.53.2-144
Public Administration and Safety2,3125.26.91,8404.26.1+471
Education and Training6,36514.38.36,40414.78.8-39
Health Care and Social Assistance11,47025.711.610,84625.011.4+624
Arts and Recreation Services3870.91.65041.21.8-117
Other Services2,1494.84.02,1705.04.1-21
Total industries44,623100.0100.043,447100.0100.0+1,176

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (11,470 people or 25.7%)
  • Education and Training (6,365 people or 14.3%)
  • Retail Trade (5,902 people or 13.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 23,737 people in total or 53.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 11.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.3% in Education and Training and 9.2% 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 (25.7% compared to 11.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (14.3% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (2.1% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (13.2% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Melville increased by increased by 1,176 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

  • Construction (+1,542 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+624 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+471 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+307 local workers)

City of Melville

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