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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

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Employment (total) by industry
City of South Perth2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1480.92.71150.82.4+33
Mining3782.47.25353.67.8-157
Manufacturing960.65.71671.17.5-71
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services280.21.3230.21.5+5
Construction7444.710.48896.010.3-146
Wholesale Trade540.32.61110.73.3-57
Retail Trade1,0416.69.71,0317.09.7+10
Accommodation and Food Services1,57510.06.81,4529.85.9+123
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1410.94.61771.24.8-37
Information Media and Telecommunications1080.71.1900.61.2+18
Financial and Insurance Services6654.22.46144.12.5+52
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5523.51.76234.21.8-71
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,75711.16.61,90512.97.2-148
Administrative and Support Services5593.53.34733.23.3+87
Public Administration and Safety1,1997.66.31,4409.76.1-241
Education and Training2,31214.79.61,79212.18.2+520
Health Care and Social Assistance2,77917.612.31,99013.410.6+790
Arts and Recreation Services1,0866.91.88345.61.6+252
Other Services5563.54.15513.74.1+6

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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

Employment (total) by industry 2017/18
Employment (total) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Western Australia: 2.7% Mining, Western Australia: 7.2% Manufacturing, Western Australia: 5.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Australia: 1.3% Construction, Western Australia: 10.4% Wholesale Trade, Western Australia: 2.6% Retail Trade, Western Australia: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Western Australia: 6.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Australia: 4.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Australia: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Western Australia: 2.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Western Australia: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Australia: 6.6% Administrative and Support Services, Western Australia: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Western Australia: 6.3% Education and Training, Western Australia: 9.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Australia: 12.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Western Australia: 1.8% Other Services, Western Australia: 4.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of South Perth: 0.9% Mining, City of South Perth: 2.4% Manufacturing, City of South Perth: 0.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of South Perth: 0.2% Construction, City of South Perth: 4.7% Wholesale Trade, City of South Perth: 0.3% Retail Trade, City of South Perth: 6.6% Accommodation and Food Services, City of South Perth: 10.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of South Perth: 0.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of South Perth: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, City of South Perth: 4.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of South Perth: 3.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of South Perth: 11.1% Administrative and Support Services, City of South Perth: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, City of South Perth: 7.6% Education and Training, City of South Perth: 14.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of South Perth: 17.6% Arts and Recreation Services, City of South Perth: 6.9% Other Services, City of South Perth: 3.5%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of South Perth: +33 Mining, City of South Perth: -157 Manufacturing, City of South Perth: -71 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of South Perth: +5 Construction, City of South Perth: -146 Wholesale Trade, City of South Perth: -57 Retail Trade, City of South Perth: +10 Accommodation and Food Services, City of South Perth: +123 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of South Perth: -37 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of South Perth: +18 Financial and Insurance Services, City of South Perth: +52 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of South Perth: -71 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of South Perth: -148 Administrative and Support Services, City of South Perth: +87 Public Administration and Safety, City of South Perth: -241 Education and Training, City of South Perth: +520 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of South Perth: +790 Arts and Recreation Services, City of South Perth: +252 Other Services, City of South Perth: +6
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

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 11.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 6,848 people in total or 43.4% 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%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of South Perth increased by 966 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 (+790 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+520 local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+252 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (-241 local workers)

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