1367.5 - Western Australian Statistical Indicators, Sep 2009  
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INDUSTRY OF EMPLOYMENT

  • In the August quarter 2009, industries in which employment losses occurred, in original data terms, were Retail trade (down 13%, 18,700 persons) and Public administration and safety (down 18%, 14,700 persons). The recent falls in retail employment may be a response to increases earlier in the year following the introduction of the Government's economic stimulus packages.
  • In contrast, employment growth occurred in the August quarter 2009 in the industries of Accommodation and food services (up 14%, 8,900 persons), Education and training (up 9%, 7,900 persons) and Construction (up 3.8%, 4,700 persons).
  • In the 12 months to August 2009, the largest number of job losses occurred in the Professional, scientific and technical services (down 19%, 15,900 persons), Mining (down 17%, 12,100 persons) and Rental, hiring and real estate services (down 32%, 8,500 persons), reflecting the downturn in the resources and housing sectors due to the global financial crisis, the effects of which carried through in Western Australia until about August.



2 Number of employed persons, by industry : original

Aug 08
May 09
Aug 09
Western Australia
'000
'000
'000

Industry(a)
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
40.2
34.9
43.9
Mining
69.9
51.9
57.8
Manufacturing
100.7
95.3
98.0
Electricity, gas, water and waste services
20.9
14.3
13.1
Construction
123.0
122.1
126.8
Wholesale trade
39.3
41.6
39.9
Retail trade
122.9
142.3
123.6
Accommodation and food services
71.2
63.8
72.7
Transport, postal and warehousing
54.4
67.9
64.4
Information media and telecommunications
17.5
11.8
16.2
Financial and insurance services
29.1
30.5
32.6
Rental, hiring and real estate services
26.3
20.8
17.8
Professional, scientific and technical services
82.5
68.6
66.6
Administrative and support services
36.7
36.5
35.7
Public administration and safety
64.9
81.1
66.4
Education and training
90.4
85.0
92.9
Health Care and social assistance
108.8
129.6
122.1
Arts and recreation services
20.1
22.5
18.4
Other services
49.7
51.0
44.5

(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.



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