Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, Education and Training is the largest employer, generating 2,023 local jobs in 2020/21.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale. 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 the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 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 the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale'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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7349.52.461011.32.5+123
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services330.41.5250.51.3+8
Wholesale Trade931.22.91051.92.8-12
Retail Trade1,09214.19.03246.09.7+768
Accommodation and Food Services2983.96.13165.86.4-18
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3094.04.62695.04.8+40
Information Media and Telecommunications300.41.1320.61.2-1
Financial and Insurance Services350.42.3180.32.4+17
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services670.91.6651.21.8+3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1862.47.21643.06.8+22
Administrative and Support Services1602.13.11663.13.3-6
Public Administration and Safety3504.56.63326.16.2+18
Education and Training2,02326.29.272513.49.0+1,298
Health Care and Social Assistance4075.312.92995.511.6+108
Arts and Recreation Services1922.51.62364.41.8-44
Other Services2012.63.91763.24.2+25
Total industries7,736100.0100.05,423100.0100.0+2,312

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in 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 local workers in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Education and Training (2,023 people or 26.2%)
  • Retail Trade (1,092 people or 14.1%)
  • Construction (912 people or 11.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,027 people in total or 52.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 9.2% in Education and Training; 9.0% in Retail Trade and 9.0% in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (26.2% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (5.3% compared to 12.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9.5% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (1.9% compared to 8.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale increased by increased by 2,312 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

  • Education and Training (+1,298 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+768 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+171 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+123 local workers)

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

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