City of Swan

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Swan, Construction is the largest employer, generating 8,271 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 Swan.

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 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.

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 Swan2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8671.52.88891.52.7-22
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5080.91.75590.91.4-52
Wholesale Trade3,2655.53.03,6426.13.3-377
Retail Trade5,1208.77.05,6149.38.0-494
Accommodation and Food Services2,4244.14.82,8334.75.0-409
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,9196.65.24,5787.65.6-658
Information Media and Telecommunications4580.81.06681.11.1-210
Financial and Insurance Services5390.92.26561.12.3-118
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6591.11.79831.61.9-324
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,1143.68.02,5774.37.9-463
Administrative and Support Services1,1922.02.61,5382.62.8-346
Public Administration and Safety4,3837.46.73,9846.65.8+399
Education and Training5,88510.08.33,7556.27.5+2,130
Health Care and Social Assistance5,7059.611.64,6277.710.0+1,078
Arts and Recreation Services6491.11.36661.11.7-17
Other Services3,7246.34.04,0836.84.3-360
Total industries59,140100.0100.060,147100.0100.0-1,007

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

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Swan in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (8,271 people or 14.0%)
  • Manufacturing (6,170 people or 10.4%)
  • Education and Training (5,885 people or 10.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 20,326 people in total or 34.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 10.1% in Construction; 7.2% in Manufacturing 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 Swan and Western Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (5.6% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.6% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (14.0% compared to 10.1%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (10.4% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Swan increased by decreased by -1,007 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 Swan were for those employed in:

  • Education and Training (+2,130 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,078 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+399 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+361 full-time equivalent local workers)

City of Swan

economic profile