City of South Perth

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of South Perth, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 2,376 FTE jobs in 2020/21.

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 the 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.

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
City of South Perth2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1120.92.81000.82.7+12
Mining4954.111.14193.59.7+75
Manufacturing680.67.2880.77.0-20
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services150.11.7240.21.4-9
Construction5464.510.11,1209.311.9-575
Wholesale Trade320.33.0570.53.3-25
Retail Trade4884.07.06145.18.0-125
Accommodation and Food Services1,0218.44.89838.25.0+38
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1151.05.21261.05.6-11
Information Media and Telecommunications600.51.0650.51.1-5
Financial and Insurance Services6795.62.24874.02.3+191
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3833.21.74753.91.9-93
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,84615.38.01,69614.17.9+150
Administrative and Support Services3162.62.63392.82.8-24
Public Administration and Safety1,0788.96.79327.75.8+146
Education and Training1,42811.88.31,41511.77.5+13
Health Care and Social Assistance2,37619.611.61,76714.710.0+608
Arts and Recreation Services7015.81.39387.81.7-237
Other Services3442.84.04013.34.3-57
Total industries12,102100.0100.012,048100.0100.0+54

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). 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 City of South Perth in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,376 people or 19.6%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1,846 people or 15.3%)
  • Education and Training (1,428 people or 11.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 5,650 people in total or 46.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 11.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.0% 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 Health Care and Social Assistance (19.6% compared to 11.6%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (15.3% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (4.1% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (0.6% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the City of South Perth increased by increased by 54 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in the City of South Perth were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+608 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+191 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+150 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+146 full-time equivalent local workers)

City of South Perth

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