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1367.5 - Western Australian Statistical Indicators, 2010  
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INDUSTRY OF EMPLOYMENT

EMPLOYED PERSONS By Industry - Western Australia: Original data

Nov 10
Aug 10
Nov 09
Industry(a)
'000
'000
'000

Agriculture, forestry and fishing
47.1
40.3
38.1
Mining
86.9
86.9
65.0
Manufacturing
84.9
87.7
97.4
Electricity, gas, water and waste services
16.5
17.9
12.2
Construction
137.5
128.1
127.0
Wholesale trade
40.9
37.7
41.6
Retail trade
120.4
129.5
128.2
Accommodation and food services
69.5
72.8
73.4
Transport, postal and warehousing
52.0
61.6
58.3
Information media and telecommunications
15.6
11.4
18.1
Financial and insurance services
30.9
32.4
27.3
Rental, hiring and real estate services
22.0
20.4
19.2
Professional, scientific and technical services
93.4
91.7
85.2
Administrative and support services
44.1
35.8
39.4
Public administration and safety
68.5
74.2
64.2
Education and training
97.6
94.7
98.4
Health Care and social assistance
120.7
115.6
115.1
Arts and recreation services
18.6
22.1
20.0
Other services
58.6
57.5
49.3
Total
1 225.8
1 218.4
1 177.4

(a) Industry estimates are classified to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) 2006.
Source: Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly (cat. no. 6291.0.55.003).

  • In the November quarter 2010, the number of employed persons in WA increased by 7,400 (0.6%) in original data terms.
  • The industries recording the largest quarterly employment growth were Construction (up 9,400 persons, 7%); Administrative and support services (up 8,300 persons, 23%); Agriculture, forestry and fishing (up 6,800 persons, 17%) and Health care and social assistance (up 5,100 persons, 4.4%).
  • In contrast, the industries which recorded the largest quarterly employment losses were Transport, postal and warehousing (down 9,500 persons, 15%); Retail trade (down 9,100 persons, 7%) and Public administration and safety (down 5,700 persons, 8%).
  • In annual terms, employment in the Mining industry experienced strong growth, with 21,800 (34%) more employed persons in the November quarter 2010 than in the corresponding quarter of 2009.
  • Strong annual growth was also recorded in Construction (up 10, 500 persons, 8%); Agriculture, forestry and fishing (up 9,000 persons, 23%) and Professional, scientific and technical services (up 8,200 persons, 10%).
  • Manufacturing recorded the largest fall over the year to November 2010, down 12,500 persons (13%).
  • Other areas to record a decline in annual terms were Retail trade (down 7,800 persons, 6%) and Transport, postal and warehousing (down 6,200 persons, 11%).


This link provides access to labour force data from Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly, November 2010 (cat. no. 6291.0.55.003). Table 5 contains Industry data for WA.

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