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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 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 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.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
City of Melville2019/202014/15Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2014/15 to 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1200.32.61860.42.5-66
Mining9312.17.97051.66.9+226
Manufacturing1,5133.47.01,5753.66.5-62
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1280.31.6850.21.3+42
Construction3,6838.39.52,1414.910.7+1,542
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

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

Employment (total) by industry 2019/20
Employment (total) by industry 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Western Australia: 2.6% Mining, Western Australia: 7.9% Manufacturing, Western Australia: 7.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Australia: 1.6% Construction, Western Australia: 9.5% Wholesale Trade, Western Australia: 3.1% Retail Trade, Western Australia: 9.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Western Australia: 6.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Australia: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Australia: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Western Australia: 2.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Western Australia: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Australia: 7.6% Administrative and Support Services, Western Australia: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Western Australia: 6.9% Education and Training, Western Australia: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Australia: 11.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Western Australia: 1.6% Other Services, Western Australia: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Melville: 0.3% Mining, City of Melville: 2.1% Manufacturing, City of Melville: 3.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Melville: 0.3% Construction, City of Melville: 8.3% Wholesale Trade, City of Melville: 1.8% Retail Trade, City of Melville: 13.2% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Melville: 5.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Melville: 1.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Melville: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Melville: 1.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Melville: 2.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Melville: 6.6% Administrative and Support Services, City of Melville: 2.1% Public Administration and Safety, City of Melville: 5.2% Education and Training, City of Melville: 14.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Melville: 25.7% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Melville: 0.9% Other Services, City of Melville: 4.8%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Melville: -66 Mining, City of Melville: +226 Manufacturing, City of Melville: -62 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Melville: +42 Construction, City of Melville: +1,542 Wholesale Trade, City of Melville: -51 Retail Trade, City of Melville: -868 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Melville: -337 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Melville: -298 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Melville: -61 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Melville: -37 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Melville: +63 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Melville: +307 Administrative and Support Services, City of Melville: -144 Public Administration and Safety, City of Melville: +471 Education and Training, City of Melville: -39 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Melville: +624 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Melville: -117 Other Services, City of Melville: -21
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in 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 industries 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 Health Care and Social Assistance (25.7% compared to 11.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (14.3% compared to 8.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.2% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (2.1% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

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

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the City of Melville were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+1,542 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-868 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+624 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+471 local workers)

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