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Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in Hilltops Council area, making up 16.1% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Canberra Region regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across Hilltops Council area.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by at at least 20% due to poor recording of workplace addresses, and large numbers of workers who don’t answer the relevant question, or have no usual workplace address. While this data shows the underlying structure of the economy and relative proportions of different industries, it should not be used as an accurate measure of local jobs. Census employment data should be viewed alongside modelled Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (FTE) data which resolves the undercount issue and is a more accurate and up to date reflection of total job numbers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Hilltops Council area 2016
Industry
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Number%Regional NSW %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing84616.15.9
Mining420.82.4
Manufacturing3065.86.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services490.91.3
Construction3867.47.1
Wholesale Trade1563.02.0
Retail Trade59711.411.0
Accommodation and Food Services2735.28.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2314.43.8
Information Media and Telecommunications350.70.8
Financial and Insurance Services1392.62.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services661.31.4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2184.24.4
Administrative and Support Services1382.62.9
Public Administration and Safety2174.16.6
Education and Training3376.49.3
Health Care and Social Assistance67012.815.1
Arts and Recreation Services490.91.2
Other Services2504.84.0
Industry not classified2464.73.8

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional NSW: 5.9% Mining, Regional NSW: 2.4% Manufacturing, Regional NSW: 6.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional NSW: 1.3% Construction, Regional NSW: 7.1% Wholesale Trade, Regional NSW: 2.0% Retail Trade, Regional NSW: 11.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional NSW: 8.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional NSW: 3.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional NSW: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional NSW: 2.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional NSW: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional NSW: 4.4% Administrative and Support Services, Regional NSW: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Regional NSW: 6.6% Education and Training, Regional NSW: 9.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional NSW: 15.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional NSW: 1.2% Other Services, Regional NSW: 4.0% Industry not classified, Regional NSW: 3.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Hilltops Council area: 16.1% Mining, Hilltops Council area: 0.8% Manufacturing, Hilltops Council area: 5.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Hilltops Council area: 0.9% Construction, Hilltops Council area: 7.4% Wholesale Trade, Hilltops Council area: 3.0% Retail Trade, Hilltops Council area: 11.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Hilltops Council area: 5.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Hilltops Council area: 4.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Hilltops Council area: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Hilltops Council area: 2.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Hilltops Council area: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Hilltops Council area: 4.2% Administrative and Support Services, Hilltops Council area: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, Hilltops Council area: 4.1% Education and Training, Hilltops Council area: 6.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Hilltops Council area: 12.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Hilltops Council area: 0.9% Other Services, Hilltops Council area: 4.8% Industry not classified, Hilltops Council area: 4.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Hilltops Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (846 local workers 16.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (670 local workers 12.8%)
  • Retail Trade (597 local workers 11.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 2,113 people in total or 40.3% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional NSW employed 5.9% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 15.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 11.0% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Hilltops Council area and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (16.1% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (5.2% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (6.4% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.1% compared to 6.6%)

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