City of Melville

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Melville, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 8,710 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 Melville.

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 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.

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 Melville2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing950.32.91400.42.6-45
Mining9872.810.58172.49.5+170
Manufacturing1,3483.97.61,4294.27.1-81
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1160.31.8830.21.4+33
Construction3,4259.910.52,0195.912.0+1,407
Wholesale Trade6972.03.38372.53.5-140
Retail Trade3,79010.97.34,77414.18.0-984
Accommodation and Food Services1,6184.74.91,7335.14.8-116
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4531.35.37952.35.5-342
Information Media and Telecommunications2200.61.02460.71.1-26
Financial and Insurance Services5191.52.26201.82.5-101
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7942.31.89102.72.2-116
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,5007.28.22,5357.58.5-35
Administrative and Support Services6271.82.67812.32.9-154
Public Administration and Safety1,9065.56.81,5114.55.7+394
Education and Training4,86914.07.84,71713.97.3+152
Health Care and Social Assistance8,71025.110.27,93323.49.7+777
Arts and Recreation Services2600.71.33571.11.6-97
Other Services1,7715.14.01,7245.14.1+47
Total industries34,704100.0100.033,961100.0100.0+743

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 Melville in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8,710 people or 25.1%)
  • Education and Training (4,869 people or 14.0%)
  • Retail Trade (3,790 people or 10.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 17,368 people in total or 50.0% of the local workers.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (25.1% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (2.8% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Education and Training (14.0% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (1.3% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Melville increased by increased by 743 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 Melville were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+1,407 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+777 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+394 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Mining (+170 full-time equivalent local workers)

City of Melville

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