City of Swan

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Swan, Construction is the largest employer, generating 8,832 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 Swan. 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 Swan 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 Swan'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 Swan2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9621.42.41,0271.52.5-65
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5600.81.56390.91.3-80
Wholesale Trade3,5605.12.93,5475.22.8+13
Retail Trade7,77211.19.07,68411.29.7+87
Accommodation and Food Services3,5665.16.14,2126.16.4-646
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,0225.74.64,4396.54.8-417
Information Media and Telecommunications5510.81.17411.11.2-190
Financial and Insurance Services6911.02.37971.22.4-105
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7611.11.61,0131.51.8-251
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,2883.37.22,6283.86.8-341
Administrative and Support Services1,6372.33.12,0383.03.3-401
Public Administration and Safety5,0377.26.65,0737.46.2-36
Education and Training7,44510.69.25,1497.59.0+2,295
Health Care and Social Assistance7,50410.712.96,1208.911.6+1,383
Arts and Recreation Services9691.41.67991.21.8+170
Other Services4,0215.73.94,1286.04.2-107
Total industries70,055100.0100.068,696100.0100.0+1,359

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 Swan in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (8,832 people or 12.6%)
  • Retail Trade (7,772 people or 11.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (7,504 people or 10.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 24,108 people in total or 34.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 9.0% in Construction; 9.0% in Retail Trade and 12.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (4.3% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.3% compared to 7.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (12.6% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (9.8% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Swan increased by increased by 1,359 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

  • Education and Training (+2,295 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,383 local workers)
  • Mining (+472 local workers)
  • Construction (+400 local workers)

City of Swan

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