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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 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 Melville2018/192013/14Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2013/14 to 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1170.32.61990.52.4-82
Mining7371.67.17011.77.3+36
Manufacturing1,2782.86.71,7054.17.1-427
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services990.21.5900.21.5+9
Construction4,4789.99.52,1705.210.5+2,307
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

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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

Employment (total) by industry 2018/19
Employment (total) by industry 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Western Australia: 2.6% Mining, Western Australia: 7.1% Manufacturing, Western Australia: 6.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Australia: 1.5% Construction, Western Australia: 9.5% Wholesale Trade, Western Australia: 3.0% Retail Trade, Western Australia: 10.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Western Australia: 6.4% 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: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Australia: 7.3% Administrative and Support Services, Western Australia: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Western Australia: 6.6% Education and Training, Western Australia: 9.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Australia: 11.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Western Australia: 1.7% Other Services, Western Australia: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Melville: 0.3% Mining, City of Melville: 1.6% Manufacturing, City of Melville: 2.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Melville: 0.2% Construction, City of Melville: 9.9% Wholesale Trade, City of Melville: 1.5% Retail Trade, City of Melville: 13.5% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Melville: 5.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Melville: 1.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Melville: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Melville: 1.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Melville: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Melville: 5.9% Administrative and Support Services, City of Melville: 2.1% Public Administration and Safety, City of Melville: 4.9% Education and Training, City of Melville: 15.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Melville: 25.9% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Melville: 1.0% Other Services, City of Melville: 4.6%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Melville: -82 Mining, City of Melville: +36 Manufacturing, City of Melville: -427 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Melville: +9 Construction, City of Melville: +2,307 Wholesale Trade, City of Melville: -258 Retail Trade, City of Melville: -577 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Melville: -180 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Melville: -442 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Melville: -76 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Melville: -79 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Melville: -205 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Melville: +131 Administrative and Support Services, City of Melville: -190 Public Administration and Safety, City of Melville: +552 Education and Training, City of Melville: +851 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Melville: +2,461 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Melville: -57 Other Services, City of Melville: -5
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
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 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 industries 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 Health Care and Social Assistance (25.9% compared to 11.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (15.4% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (1.6% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (2.8% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

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

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the City of Melville were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,461 local workers)
  • Construction (+2,307 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+851 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-577 local workers)

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