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The workforce and employment

The Construction, Retail, and Education and Training sectors are the City's major employers, followed by the Construction and Manufacturing sectors. Please see related links below for more detailed information.

Employment self-sufficiency is the ratio of employed local residents to local jobs – that is, local residents have the potential to obtain employment locally.

The City’s overall employment self-sufficiency rate is 45.6%. However, in addition to those local residents who work in the City of Gosnells, a further 26% travel from adjoining local government areas, ie. they have a short journey to work. 

Our businesses suburb by suburb

Our 'big four' suburbs - Thornlie, Canning Vale, Gosnells and Maddington - account for more than two-thirds of all locally-registered businesses.

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