City of Perth

Industry composition

In 2021, the Business services sector accounted for 35.5% of employment in City of Perth. The importance of this sector has declined over the last 10 years (35.9% in 2011)

Understanding the economic role of City of Perth provides a framework for understanding what policy responses and investment may be appropriate to support the growth of businesses and maintenance of a vibrant economy in the future.

The charts and table below give a broad overview of the role and function of your economy. It helps answer questions such as:

  • How much of the City of Perth's economy is driven by meeting the local population needs?
  • What proportion of jobs in the area are in goods production or selling of products?
  • In which broad sectors are the key strengths of the local economy?
  • What contribution do business services make in your area and is it growing?
  • Is there a presence of local, state and federal government workers in in the area?

Once you have developed a broad picture of your economy, you can then drill down further with all the detail here.

Employment composition
City of Perth202120162011
Industrynumber$number%. number%.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing2840.12730.22540.1
Goods related25,99813.426,30915.222,68212.2
Household services48,41324.941,85424.252,16628.1
Business services69,17235.560,98535.266,62935.9
Public administration and safety25,37413.022,51013.022,92112.4
Total Industries194,630100.0173,035100.0185,382100.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2018-19 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more.

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City of Perth

economic profile