Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, Construction is the largest employer, generating 935 FTE jobs in 2018/19.

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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.

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 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.

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
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing71813.93.256414.42.8+154
Mining1833.610.5902.310.2+93
Manufacturing3366.57.32666.87.4+70
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services440.91.7391.01.7+6
Construction93518.210.377319.811.8+162
Wholesale Trade841.63.21423.63.4-58
Retail Trade3827.47.42075.38.1+176
Accommodation and Food Services1883.75.41543.94.7+34
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3146.15.42486.35.8+66
Information Media and Telecommunications280.61.0210.51.1+8
Financial and Insurance Services130.32.0150.42.7-2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services511.01.7491.22.2+2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1422.87.81313.48.3+11
Administrative and Support Services1062.12.81102.82.9-4
Public Administration and Safety2715.36.82757.05.8-4
Education and Training72114.07.73649.36.8+357
Health Care and Social Assistance2444.710.31794.68.9+65
Arts and Recreation Services2364.61.51513.91.4+86
Other Services1512.93.81343.44.1+16
Total industries5,147100.0100.03,910100.0100.0+1,237

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 full-time equivalent local workers in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (935 people or 18.2%)
  • Education and Training (721 people or 14.0%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (718 people or 13.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,373 people in total or 46.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 10.3% in Construction; 7.7% in Education and Training and 3.2% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (13.9% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (18.2% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (3.6% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Education and Training (14.0% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale increased by increased by 1,237 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale were for those employed in:

  • Education and Training (+357 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+176 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+162 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+154 full-time equivalent local workers)

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

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