Employment (Estimated) data is a useful way of profiling The Hills Shire’s economic base. It is one of the most important measures of the contribution each industry makes to the economy. There are several ways of measuring employment. It is important to select the right one for your purpose.
Estimated total employment by industry statistics are modelled by NIEIR and estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time).
Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure. It simply represents the total number of employed persons in The Hills Shire, and different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.
NOTE: Estimated total employment by industry is NOT based on Census data, which undercounts employment. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the data notes section.
Employment data presented here are estimates based on NIEIR modelling from a number of sources. They are NOT Census figures, and should not be directly compared to the employment numbers in the "Worker Profiles" section of economy.id. They should be a more accurate and up-to-date estimate of employment in the LGA than the Census figures, and give a clear idea of the employment breakdown by industry, however it is not possible to derive the range of worker characteristics from them that are available in Census data, so both versions are presented.
The estimates from NIEIR will generally be higher than the Census figures because they adjust for:
Derivation:Estimates of employment by industry from ATO income tax returns are used by postcode of residence and are converted to LGA of residence. Tax data is used because it is more timely and accurate than Census income data.
The Census undercount listed above is identified and allocated to workplace locations in accordance with the distribution for similar industry types of residents of the LGA who nominated a workplace. The results are then adjusted on a quarterly basis by employment results in the ABS Labour Force Survey. Estimates are also checked against commercial and industrial floorspace completion rates by location and industry in intercensal years.
Please note that these modelled estimates are subject to change. Estimates are reviewed when more recent and robust data becomes available, particularly when new National or State Accounts data are released by the ABS, or new tax office income data are released. Most recent financial year estimates are based on a combination of factors including Centrelink and Labour Force Survey data, which is replaced by ATO income data when it becomes available. As a result of this, revisions to the most recent 6 quarters (18 months) of data should be anticipated by users, which could change the statistical outcomes.
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2012
Please note that NIEIR modelled estimates are subject to change and review for the most recent two financial years.
Please refer to the data notes for more information.
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