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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Rockingham, Retail Trade is the largest employer, generating 3,892 FTE jobs in 2016/17.

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 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.

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 the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
City of Rockingham2016/172011/12Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3121.23.13551.53.4-43
Mining1890.79.22110.910.3-22
Manufacturing9293.76.61,3986.08.1-469
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1900.71.4460.21.6+144
Construction2,63410.411.22,44410.411.6+190
Wholesale Trade4311.73.34692.03.6-38
Retail Trade3,89215.38.03,64115.68.3+251
Accommodation and Food Services2,0808.25.41,5846.84.5+496
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9283.75.58843.85.4+44
Information Media and Telecommunications2190.91.11500.61.2+70
Financial and Insurance Services2741.12.42851.22.3-11
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4911.91.95162.21.8-25
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9153.67.57563.27.8+159
Administrative and Support Services7062.82.97823.33.0-76
Public Administration and Safety2,96911.75.82,77811.95.9+192
Education and Training2,91911.58.32,54110.96.7+378
Health Care and Social Assistance3,52213.910.43,03813.08.6+485
Arts and Recreation Services5152.01.63761.61.3+139
Other Services1,3125.24.31,1584.94.4+154

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (FTE) 2016/17
Employment (FTE) 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Western Australia: 3.1% Mining, Western Australia: 9.2% Manufacturing, Western Australia: 6.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Australia: 1.4% Construction, Western Australia: 11.2% Wholesale Trade, Western Australia: 3.3% Retail Trade, Western Australia: 8.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Western Australia: 5.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Australia: 5.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Australia: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Western Australia: 2.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Western Australia: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Australia: 7.5% Administrative and Support Services, Western Australia: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Western Australia: 5.8% Education and Training, Western Australia: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Australia: 10.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Western Australia: 1.6% Other Services, Western Australia: 4.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Rockingham: 1.2% Mining, City of Rockingham: 0.7% Manufacturing, City of Rockingham: 3.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Rockingham: 0.7% Construction, City of Rockingham: 10.4% Wholesale Trade, City of Rockingham: 1.7% Retail Trade, City of Rockingham: 15.3% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Rockingham: 8.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Rockingham: 3.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Rockingham: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Rockingham: 1.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Rockingham: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Rockingham: 3.6% Administrative and Support Services, City of Rockingham: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, City of Rockingham: 11.7% Education and Training, City of Rockingham: 11.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Rockingham: 13.9% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Rockingham: 2.0% Other Services, City of Rockingham: 5.2%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in employment (FTE), 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Rockingham: -43 Mining, City of Rockingham: -22 Manufacturing, City of Rockingham: -469 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Rockingham: +144 Construction, City of Rockingham: +190 Wholesale Trade, City of Rockingham: -38 Retail Trade, City of Rockingham: +251 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Rockingham: +496 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Rockingham: +44 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Rockingham: +70 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Rockingham: -11 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Rockingham: -25 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Rockingham: +159 Administrative and Support Services, City of Rockingham: -76 Public Administration and Safety, City of Rockingham: +192 Education and Training, City of Rockingham: +378 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Rockingham: +485 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Rockingham: +139 Other Services, City of Rockingham: +154
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in City of Rockingham in 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Retail Trade (3,892 full-time equivalent local workers or 15.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,522 full-time equivalent local workers or 13.9%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (2,969 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 10,384 people in total or 40.8% of local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 8.0% in Retail Trade; 10.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 5.8% in Public Administration and Safety.

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 Retail Trade (15.3% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (11.7% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (0.7% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.6% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the City of Rockingham increased by 2,016 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in the City of Rockingham were for those employed in:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (+496 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+485 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-469 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+378 full-time equivalent local workers)

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