Economic Profile and Opportunities

The City of Joondalup has a thriving local economy. Key statistics are shown in the below table which is also available in eBook format.

It is important to be aware of any limitations relating to data sources – for detailed information please refer to the Source links in the below table.

If you would like more information on the benefits of locating your business in the City of Joondalup please view the business investment section of the City’s website. You can also use the free tools provided by the City for further research.

City of Joondalup Economic Snapshot  
Measure: Population Estimate
Data as at: 2018
Source: forecast.id
People:162,742
Note: Last updated by .id in October 2017.
This forecast has been updated with 2016 Census dwelling counts and the 2016 Estimated Resident Population.
Yearly forecasts are available for 2016 to 2036.
Measure: Gross Regional Product (GRP) Estimate
Data as at: 30 June 2017 (updated annually)
Source:economy.id - National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR)
GRP$6,272m
Note: The Gross Regional Product of an area is the equivalent of Gross Domestic Product, but for a smaller area. It is the amount of the nation’s wealth which is generated by businesses, organisations and individuals working in the area.
Measure: Business Count by Size
Data as at: 30 June 2017 (updated annually)
Source:economy.id - Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2017 Cat. No. 8165.0
Non Employing: 8,634
Employs 1>4 people:3,321
Employs 5>19 people:1,007
Employs 20>199 people: 233
Employs 200+ people:6
Total Businesses: 13,201
Measure: Employment Total (Local Jobs) Estimate
Data as at: 30 June 2017 (updated annually)
Source:economy.id - National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR)
Jobs:54,195
Note: Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of people employed in the City of Joondalup. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census.
Measure: Employment (Jobs) Estimate - Top 3 Industry Sectors
Data as at: 30 June 2017 (updated annually)
Source: economy.id - National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR)
Refer to note in Employment Total (Local Jobs Estimate).
1. Health Care and Social Assistance Jobs:10,374
2. Retail Trade Jobs:9,820
3. Education and Training Jobs:8,274
Note: Refer to note for Employment Total (Local Jobs Estimate)
Measure: Unemployment
Data as at: 30 June 2018 (updated quarterly)
Source: economy.id - Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey, catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets
Unemployed People:3,929
Unemployed Rate:4.09%
Measure: Building Approvals
Data as at: 30 June 2018
(FY 2017/18)
Source: economy.id - Australian Bureau of Statistics, Building Approvals, Australia, catalogue number 8731.0
Residential$203.6m
Commercial$62.4m
Total:$266.1m
10 Yr Rolling Average to 30/6/18Total: $357.5m
Note: Annual statistics are shown however figures are updated on a quarterly basis and current year data can be obtained via the above link.
Measure: Visitor Numbers Estimate
Data as at: 30 June 2017
Source: economy.id - Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey 2016/7.
International visitor nights:777,717
Domestic visitor nights:343,861
Domestic day trips: 1,057,833