City of South Perth
Employment by industry (Total)
In the City of South Perth, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 2,779 local jobs in 2017/18.
Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the City of South Perth. 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 City of South Perth 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 City of South Perth'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.
NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Employment (total) by industry|
|City of South Perth||2017/18||2012/13||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Western Australia%||Number||%||Western Australia%||2012/13 to 2017/18|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||148||0.9||2.7||115||0.8||2.4||+33||23000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||28||0.2||1.3||23||0.2||1.5||+5||23300||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||1,563||9.9||6.8||1,452||9.8||5.9||+111||23700||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||138||0.9||4.6||177||1.2||4.8||-39||23800||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||108||0.7||1.1||90||0.6||1.2||+18||23900||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||665||4.2||2.4||614||4.1||2.5||+52||24000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||552||3.5||1.7||623||4.2||1.8||-71||24100||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||1,757||11.2||6.6||1,905||12.9||7.2||-148||24200||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||559||3.6||3.3||473||3.2||3.3||+87||24300||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||1,199||7.6||6.3||1,440||9.7||6.1||-241||24400||P|
|Education and Training||2,312||14.7||9.6||1,792||12.1||8.2||+519||24500||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||2,779||17.6||12.3||1,990||13.4||10.6||+789||24600||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||1,086||6.9||1.8||834||5.6||1.6||+252||24700||P|
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (opens a new window) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more
An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in City of South Perth in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:
- Health Care and Social Assistance (2,779 people or 17.6%)
- Education and Training (2,312 people or 14.7%)
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1,757 people or 11.2%)
In combination these three industries accounted for 6,847 people in total or 43.5% of the local workers.
In comparison, Western Australia employed 12.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.6% in Education and Training; and 6.6% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.
The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the City of South Perth and Western Australia were:
- A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.6% compared to 12.3%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed in Arts and Recreation Services (6.9% compared to 1.8%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (4.7% compared to 10.4%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (0.6% compared to 5.7%)
The number of local workers in the City of South Perth increased by 946 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.
The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the City of South Perth were for those employed in:
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+789 local workers)
- Education and Training (+519 local workers)
- Arts and Recreation Services (+252 local workers)
- Public Administration and Safety (-241 local workers)