City of Subiaco

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Subiaco, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 6,536 local jobs in 2020/21.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the City of Subiaco. 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 the City of Subiaco 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 the City of Subiaco'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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
City of Subiaco2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1270.52.41430.52.5-16
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1090.41.5770.31.3+32
Wholesale Trade1870.72.92531.02.8-66
Retail Trade1,5055.49.01,3114.99.7+194
Accommodation and Food Services2,2007.96.11,6266.16.4+574
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4571.64.65252.04.8-68
Information Media and Telecommunications9153.31.11,1634.41.2-248
Financial and Insurance Services9533.42.39463.62.4+7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7032.51.69203.51.8-217
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,31819.17.24,68417.76.8+635
Administrative and Support Services6122.23.16062.33.3+5
Public Administration and Safety1,0603.86.69173.56.2+142
Education and Training2,1097.69.28683.39.0+1,241
Health Care and Social Assistance6,53623.512.96,99826.411.6-463
Arts and Recreation Services5732.11.67122.71.8-139
Other Services7572.73.99143.44.2-157
Total industries27,863100.0100.026,495100.0100.0+1,367

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in 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 local workers in the City of Subiaco in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,536 people or 23.5%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5,318 people or 19.1%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (2,200 people or 7.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 14,054 people in total or 50.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 12.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 7.2% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services and 6.1% in Accommodation and Food Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the City of Subiaco and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (19.1% compared to 7.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (23.5% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (1.1% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (5.1% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Subiaco increased by increased by 1,367 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

  • Education and Training (+1,241 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+635 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+574 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+194 local workers)

City of Subiaco

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