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.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector|
|Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale||2018/19||2013/14||Change|
|Industry||Number||%||Western Australia||Number||%||Western Australia||2013/14 - 2018/19|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||718||13.9||3.2||564||14.4||2.8||+154|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||44||0.9||1.7||39||1.0||1.7||+6|
|Accommodation and Food Services||188||3.7||5.4||154||3.9||4.7||+34|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||314||6.1||5.4||248||6.3||5.8||+66|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||28||0.6||1.0||21||0.5||1.1||+8|
|Financial and Insurance Services||13||0.3||2.0||15||0.4||2.7||-2|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||51||1.0||1.7||49||1.2||2.2||+2|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||142||2.8||7.8||131||3.4||8.3||+11|
|Administrative and Support Services||106||2.1||2.8||110||2.8||2.9||-4|
|Public Administration and Safety||271||5.3||6.8||275||7.0||5.8||-4|
|Education and Training||721||14.0||7.7||364||9.3||6.8||+357|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||244||4.7||10.3||179||4.6||8.9||+65|
|Arts and Recreation Services||236||4.6||1.5||151||3.9||1.4||+86|
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 morePlease refer to specific data notes for more information
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%)
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)