Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, Construction is the largest employer, generating 1,024 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 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 Jarrahdale2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing75512.02.660412.92.4+151
Mining1362.27.1711.57.3+65
Manufacturing3715.96.73146.77.1+57
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services400.61.5380.81.5+2
Construction1,02416.29.579216.910.5+231
Wholesale Trade971.53.01493.23.2-53
Retail Trade67210.610.23106.69.7+362
Accommodation and Food Services2964.76.42765.96.1+20
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3505.54.82605.55.0+90
Information Media and Telecommunications340.51.1270.61.2+7
Financial and Insurance Services180.32.4200.42.5-2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services631.01.6521.11.9+11
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1832.97.31453.17.2+37
Administrative and Support Services1502.43.21513.23.3-1
Public Administration and Safety3375.36.63166.76.1+21
Education and Training98015.59.154811.78.5+432
Health Care and Social Assistance3175.011.22535.410.8+65
Arts and Recreation Services2964.71.71984.21.6+98
Other Services1983.14.01663.54.1+33
Total industries6,316100.0100.04,690100.0100.0+1,626

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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (1,024 people or 16.2%)
  • Education and Training (980 people or 15.5%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (755 people or 12.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,758 people in total or 43.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 9.5% in Construction; 9.1% in Education and Training and 2.6% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (12.0% compared to 2.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (16.2% compared to 9.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (15.5% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (5.0% compared to 11.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale increased by increased by 1,626 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Education and Training (+432 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+362 local workers)
  • Construction (+231 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+151 local workers)

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

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