City of Wanneroo

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Wanneroo, Construction is the largest employer, generating 8,592 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 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 Wanneroo2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9851.82.41,1082.12.5-122
Mining9581.78.47401.47.3+218
Manufacturing4,9438.96.65,1959.76.3-252
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4920.91.53990.71.3+93
Construction8,59215.59.011,64021.710.6-3,048
Wholesale Trade2,7835.02.91,7363.22.8+1,047
Retail Trade7,03112.69.06,62012.49.7+411
Accommodation and Food Services3,2445.86.13,6076.76.4-363
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,6473.04.61,7153.24.8-68
Information Media and Telecommunications2190.41.12300.41.2-11
Financial and Insurance Services6121.12.35751.12.4+38
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7551.41.67961.51.8-41
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,0803.77.21,7113.26.8+369
Administrative and Support Services1,8553.33.11,8233.43.3+32
Public Administration and Safety1,8243.36.61,6093.06.2+215
Education and Training8,10714.69.26,01211.29.0+2,095
Health Care and Social Assistance5,4719.812.94,3958.211.6+1,076
Arts and Recreation Services1,1262.01.66551.21.8+472
Other Services2,8805.23.92,9535.54.2-73
Total industries55,605100.0100.053,518100.0100.0+2,087

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 local workers in the City of Wanneroo in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (8,592 people or 15.5%)
  • Education and Training (8,107 people or 14.6%)
  • Retail Trade (7,031 people or 12.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 23,730 people in total or 42.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 9.0% in Construction; 9.2% in Education and Training and 9.0% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (1.7% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (15.5% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (14.6% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (12.6% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Wanneroo increased by increased by 2,087 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

  • Education and Training (+2,095 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,076 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+1,047 local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+472 local workers)

City of Wanneroo

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