Market Research – Economic Profile

Employment Self Sufficiency sqUp to date data releases covering all economic data presented in easily understood format with all graphs easily downloaded.

This information is provided through the link with EMRC and their Regional Development Unit.

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The labour force of Bassendean in 2011 was 7,600 persons.

7,316 people or 96% were employed, 3.7% were unemployed.

2,434 or 33% were employed part-time and 4,682 or 64% were full time.

These percentages are slightly better than the EMRC overall (95.5% employed and 4.5% unemployed)

Town of Bassendean’s industry statistics identify the industry sectors in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere).  This will be influenced by the skill base and socio-economic status of the residents as well as the industries and employment opportunities present in the region.

When viewed in conjunction with Residents Place of Work Data and Method of Travel to Work, industry sector statistics provide insights into the relationship between the economic and residential role of the area.

The Bassendean employment profile is dominated by manufacturing.  Of the estimated 5,615 jobs in the area, this industry alone accounted for 33% (1,852) of all jobs available in the Town.  This is particularly significant when compared to greater Perth where manufacturing provides only 9% of jobs and compared to the EMRC region as a whole where manufacturing provides 15% of jobs.

Employment Self Sufficiency

How many residents actually work in the local area and how many commute into the City or to other localities is principally dictated by the match of jobs to the skills of the resident labour force.  With a resident labour force of 7,600 people and 5,615 jobs, Bassendean has a 74% job self-sufficiency rate. Meaning the area has the capacity to employ 74% of the population. The EMRC overall has a self-sufficiency rate of 77% (161,826 labour force and 124,512 jobs).

The table above illustrates on just one level the match between residents and local jobs.

The manufacturing sector as already explained provides the most jobs in Bassendean. However more Bassendean residents work in health care and social assistance than any other industry. The table above shows for example only one in two construction skilled residents could work locally (359 jobs for to 657 skilled residents) or 55% self-sufficiency. In Public Administration and Safety there is just 37% self-sufficiency rate.

If the neighbouring suburbs to Bassendean are taken into consideration, the self-sufficiency levels improve dramatically.

The benefit of higher ratio of jobs to resident labour force is the reduction in commuting. Less time commuting will increase productive time and time with family, and decrease levels of stress.

More detailed analysis would take into consideration the qualifications and level of job skills within the resident labour force and compare that to the jobs available (i.e. Managers, Directors, Technicians etc).

This data has been provided through the EMRC and created by Remplan. Further analysis can be carried out on this site or by contacting the Economic Development Officer.

Employment by Industry

It is estimated that 150,290 people work in Eastern Metro. Eastern Metro represents 16.89 % of the 889,796 people working in Greater Perth12.89 % of the 1,166,087 people working in Western Australia and 1.41 % of the 10,683,322 people working in Australia .

Of the total 150,290 jobs in Eastern Metro there are:

  • 6,090 jobs in Bassendean (4.05 %)
  • 21,076 jobs in Bayswater (14.02 %)
  • 40,575 jobs in Belmont (27.00 %)
  • 15,223 jobs in Kalamunda (10.13 %)
  • 9,142 jobs in Mundaring (6.08 %)
  • 58,184 jobs in Swan (38.71 %)

Definition: The employment data presented above represents the number of people employed by businesses / organisations in each of the industry sectors in the EMRC and separately in Bassendean.  In this report the employment data is place of work data and represents total numbers of employees without any conversions to full-time equivalence.  Retail jobs for instance represent typical employment profiles for that sector, i.e. some full time, some part time and some casual.


Output by Industry

The output generated by the Eastern Metro economy is estimated at $59.080 billion. Eastern Metro represents 17.29 % of the $341.624 billion in output generated in Greater Perth12.08 % of the $489.079 billion in output generated in Western Australia and 1.69 % of the $3.503 trillion in output generated in Australia .

Of the total $59.080 billion output generated in Eastern Metro:

  • $2.817 billion output is generated in Bassendean (4.77 %)
  • $6.505 billion output is generated in Bayswater (11.01 %)
  • $19.535 billion output is generated in Belmont (33.07 %)
  • $5.665 billion output is generated in Kalamunda (9.59 %)
  • $2.926 billion output is generated in Mundaring (4.95 %)
  • $21.631 billion output is generated in Swan (36.61 %)

Definition: Output data represents the gross revenue generated by businesses/organisations in each of the industry sectors in the EMRC and separately in Bassendean. Gross revenue is also referred to as total sales or total income.

Regional Imports by Industry

The value of intermediate goods and services imported into Eastern Metro by local industry sectors is estimated at $15.680 billion.

Definition: Regional Imports data represents the value ($) of goods and services imported into the EMRC region and separately into Bassendean by businesses / organisations in each of the industry sectors. Another way of defining imports is as an outflow of money from the region, i.e. A local business outsourcing accountancy services to a firm in another region which results in an outflow of money thus they are importing services. No distinction is made between domestic and international imports, and so imports into EMRC Region include goods and services sourced from the broader Greater Perth region.

Note: Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council has access to the REMPLAN Gap Analysis Module which details the types of goods and services imported into EMRC Region thereby highlighting potential opportunities for import replacement the local employment generation.


Source: Source: Latest REMPLAN data incorporating Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) 2016 Gross State Product, June 2017 National Input Output Tables and 2014 / 2015 Census Place of Work Employment Data.

They and more can be viewed and downloaded to help in building a picture of what Bassendean is like economically and socially from the EMRC web site details.

Also hosted on the EMRC web site is information prepared by .id and they interpret the raw census data from the ABS.

We provide two sets of data:

Community Profile is designed to inform community groups, Council, investors, business, students and the general public. To achieve this, the Profile is formatted to present the data in simple, clear tables and charts with concise factual commentary.


Community Atlas presents key socio-demographic characteristics for the area in a series of interactive maps. Based on data from the 2011 Census of Population and Housing (Australian Bureau of Statistics), each map is prepared using the finest level of detail to help identify spatial patterns and trends in the area.