City of Wanneroo

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Wanneroo, Construction is the largest employer, generating 11,358 FTE jobs in 2022/23.

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 Wanneroo.

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 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.

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 Wanneroo2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9511.82.31,0782.43.4-127
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4920.91.44330.91.6+59
Wholesale Trade2,3114.33.11,7333.83.0+578
Retail Trade5,0939.57.04,67010.27.6+424
Accommodation and Food Services2,6505.04.92,4925.45.6+158
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,2394.25.61,7283.85.4+512
Information Media and Telecommunications3550.71.02990.71.1+56
Financial and Insurance Services5781.12.45091.12.3+69
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5561.01.76511.41.8-95
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,2364.28.11,5743.47.0+662
Administrative and Support Services1,3402.52.71,2752.82.9+64
Public Administration and Safety1,5853.05.91,4683.26.3+117
Education and Training5,89011.07.84,99010.98.2+900
Health Care and Social Assistance4,5878.611.93,5217.710.7+1,066
Arts and Recreation Services6491.21.46181.41.7+30
Other Services3,3026.24.22,6325.84.1+670
Total industries53,449100.0100.045,744100.0100.0+7,705

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©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 full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Wanneroo in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (11,358 people or 21.3%)
  • Education and Training (5,890 people or 11.0%)
  • Manufacturing (5,560 people or 10.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 22,809 people in total or 42.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 10.1% in Construction; 7.8% in Education and Training and 6.7% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (21.3% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (3.2% compared to 11.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.2% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (10.4% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Wanneroo increased by increased by 7,705 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2017/18 and 2022/23 in the City of Wanneroo were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+1,483 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,066 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+900 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Mining (+693 full-time equivalent local workers)

City of Wanneroo

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