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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of South Perth, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 1,894 FTE jobs in 2016/17.

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 City of South Perth.

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 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.

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.

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 the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
City of South Perth2016/172011/12Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1311.13.1970.83.4+34
Mining4093.39.25594.610.3-149
Manufacturing860.76.61471.28.1-62
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services260.21.460.11.6+19
Construction8376.811.21,0168.411.6-179
Wholesale Trade510.43.3950.83.6-45
Retail Trade6765.58.06795.68.3-3
Accommodation and Food Services1,1299.15.49507.84.5+179
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1221.05.51601.35.4-38
Information Media and Telecommunications660.51.1550.51.2+10
Financial and Insurance Services5934.82.45254.32.3+68
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4954.01.95754.71.8-80
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,73814.17.51,84115.27.8-103
Administrative and Support Services3713.02.93252.73.0+46
Public Administration and Safety1,0308.35.81,34711.15.9-317
Education and Training1,37911.28.31,30510.86.7+74
Health Care and Social Assistance1,89415.310.41,50612.48.6+388
Arts and Recreation Services8697.01.65434.51.3+326
Other Services4463.64.33973.34.4+49

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (FTE) 2016/17
Employment (FTE) 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Western Australia: 3.1% Mining, Western Australia: 9.2% Manufacturing, Western Australia: 6.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Australia: 1.4% Construction, Western Australia: 11.2% Wholesale Trade, Western Australia: 3.3% Retail Trade, Western Australia: 8.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Western Australia: 5.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Australia: 5.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Australia: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Western Australia: 2.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Western Australia: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Australia: 7.5% Administrative and Support Services, Western Australia: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Western Australia: 5.8% Education and Training, Western Australia: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Australia: 10.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Western Australia: 1.6% Other Services, Western Australia: 4.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of South Perth: 1.1% Mining, City of South Perth: 3.3% Manufacturing, City of South Perth: 0.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of South Perth: 0.2% Construction, City of South Perth: 6.8% Wholesale Trade, City of South Perth: 0.4% Retail Trade, City of South Perth: 5.5% Accommodation and Food Services, City of South Perth: 9.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of South Perth: 1.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of South Perth: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, City of South Perth: 4.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of South Perth: 4.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of South Perth: 14.1% Administrative and Support Services, City of South Perth: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, City of South Perth: 8.3% Education and Training, City of South Perth: 11.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of South Perth: 15.3% Arts and Recreation Services, City of South Perth: 7.0% Other Services, City of South Perth: 3.6%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in employment (FTE), 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of South Perth: +34 Mining, City of South Perth: -149 Manufacturing, City of South Perth: -62 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of South Perth: +19 Construction, City of South Perth: -179 Wholesale Trade, City of South Perth: -45 Retail Trade, City of South Perth: -3 Accommodation and Food Services, City of South Perth: +179 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of South Perth: -38 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of South Perth: +10 Financial and Insurance Services, City of South Perth: +68 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of South Perth: -80 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of South Perth: -103 Administrative and Support Services, City of South Perth: +46 Public Administration and Safety, City of South Perth: -317 Education and Training, City of South Perth: +74 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of South Perth: +388 Arts and Recreation Services, City of South Perth: +326 Other Services, City of South Perth: +49
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in City of South Perth in 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,894 full-time equivalent local workers or 15.3%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1,738 full-time equivalent local workers or 14.1%)
  • Education and Training (1,379 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 5,011 people in total or 40.6% of local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 10.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 7.5% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and 8.3% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the City of South Perth and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (14.1% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Arts and Recreation Services (7.0% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (3.3% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (0.7% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the City of South Perth increased by 218 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in the City of South Perth were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+388 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+326 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (-317 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (-179 full-time equivalent local workers)

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