City of Rockingham

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Rockingham, Public Administration and Safety is the largest employer, generating 4,699 FTE jobs in 2020/21.

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 Rockingham.

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 Rockingham'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 Rockingham2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2621.02.82711.12.7-9
Mining3001.111.11820.79.7+118
Manufacturing1,1594.37.29904.07.0+169
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2801.01.7670.31.4+213
Construction2,0297.510.12,75111.111.9-721
Wholesale Trade6152.33.03991.63.3+216
Retail Trade3,58813.27.03,73115.08.0-143
Accommodation and Food Services1,7386.44.81,8987.65.0-160
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9953.75.29163.75.6+79
Information Media and Telecommunications1910.71.01880.81.1+4
Financial and Insurance Services2550.92.22621.12.3-7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4121.51.74831.91.9-71
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9103.38.08803.57.9+30
Administrative and Support Services5141.92.66742.72.8-160
Public Administration and Safety4,69917.36.73,02012.25.8+1,679
Education and Training3,76213.88.32,96411.97.5+799
Health Care and Social Assistance3,90014.311.63,41513.810.0+486
Arts and Recreation Services4001.51.34852.01.7-85
Other Services1,2134.54.01,2435.04.3-30
Total industries27,224100.0100.024,819100.0100.0+2,404

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 Rockingham in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Public Administration and Safety (4,699 people or 17.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,900 people or 14.3%)
  • Education and Training (3,762 people or 13.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 12,362 people in total or 45.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 6.7% in Public Administration and Safety; 11.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 8.3% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (17.3% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (1.1% compared to 11.1%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.2% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Education and Training (13.8% compared to 8.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Rockingham increased by increased by 2,404 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in the City of Rockingham were for those employed in:

  • Public Administration and Safety (+1,679 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+799 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+486 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+216 full-time equivalent local workers)

City of Rockingham

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