City of Wanneroo

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Wanneroo, Construction is the largest employer, generating 12,300 local jobs in 2022/23.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the City of Wanneroo. 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 Wanneroo 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 Wanneroo'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 Wanneroo2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,1361.82.11,2302.22.9-94
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5530.91.44550.81.4+98
Wholesale Trade2,4793.92.81,8423.32.7+637
Retail Trade7,11011.08.36,63612.09.2+474
Accommodation and Food Services4,3846.86.23,9547.26.8+430
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,4363.85.11,8733.44.9+563
Information Media and Telecommunications3880.61.13340.61.2+55
Financial and Insurance Services6681.02.36041.12.3+63
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6261.01.67121.31.6-86
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,4953.97.51,8393.36.7+656
Administrative and Support Services1,8472.92.91,8133.33.2+34
Public Administration and Safety1,8562.95.91,7263.16.3+131
Education and Training7,32911.48.36,31511.48.9+1,013
Health Care and Social Assistance6,40910.013.44,9479.012.2+1,462
Arts and Recreation Services9641.51.89711.82.1-7
Other Services3,7655.84.13,0885.64.1+677
Total industries64,366100.0100.055,205100.0100.0+9,161

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. 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 Wanneroo in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (12,300 people or 19.1%)
  • Education and Training (7,329 people or 11.4%)
  • Retail Trade (7,110 people or 11.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 26,738 people in total or 41.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 9.1% in Construction; 8.3% in Education and Training and 8.3% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (19.1% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (2.5% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.9% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (10.0% compared to 13.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Wanneroo increased by 9,161 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

  • Construction (+1,771 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,462 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,013 local workers)
  • Mining (+717 local workers)

City of Wanneroo

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