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Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in the Hilltops Council area, making up 21.2% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Hilltops Council area 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 the 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 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Hilltops Council area 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%NSW %Number%NSW %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,35421.22.31,54723.02.8-193
Mining250.41.0410.60.7-16
Manufacturing4376.98.56199.29.7-182
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services731.11.1460.71.0+27
Construction2904.67.33465.17.1-56
Wholesale Trade2203.54.52533.84.8-33
Retail Trade89614.110.590213.411.3-6
Accommodation and Food Services3735.96.83605.36.6+13
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2594.15.02653.95.0-6
Information Media and Telecommunications330.52.4400.62.4-7
Financial and Insurance Services1472.35.21311.95.2+16
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services520.81.7580.91.8-6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1782.88.02183.27.5-40
Administrative and Support Services1081.73.3991.53.1+9
Public Administration and Safety3044.86.03004.56.0+4
Education and Training5568.78.14957.37.8+61
Health Care and Social Assistance73511.511.86699.910.7+66
Arts and Recreation Services410.61.5400.61.4+1
Other Services2433.83.82543.83.9-11
Industry not classified490.81.2530.81.2-4

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, NSW: 2.3% Mining, NSW: 1.0% Manufacturing, NSW: 8.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, NSW: 1.1% Construction, NSW: 7.3% Wholesale Trade, NSW: 4.5% Retail Trade, NSW: 10.5% Accommodation and Food Services, NSW: 6.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, NSW: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, NSW: 2.4% Financial and Insurance Services, NSW: 5.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, NSW: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, NSW: 8.0% Administrative and Support Services, NSW: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, NSW: 6.0% Education and Training, NSW: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, NSW: 11.8% Arts and Recreation Services, NSW: 1.5% Other Services, NSW: 3.8% Industry not classified, NSW: 1.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Hilltops Council area: 21.2% Mining, Hilltops Council area: 0.4% Manufacturing, Hilltops Council area: 6.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Hilltops Council area: 1.1% Construction, Hilltops Council area: 4.6% Wholesale Trade, Hilltops Council area: 3.5% Retail Trade, Hilltops Council area: 14.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Hilltops Council area: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Hilltops Council area: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Hilltops Council area: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Hilltops Council area: 2.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Hilltops Council area: 0.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Hilltops Council area: 2.8% Administrative and Support Services, Hilltops Council area: 1.7% Public Administration and Safety, Hilltops Council area: 4.8% Education and Training, Hilltops Council area: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Hilltops Council area: 11.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Hilltops Council area: 0.6% Other Services, Hilltops Council area: 3.8% Industry not classified, Hilltops Council area: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Hilltops Council area: -193 Mining, Hilltops Council area: -16 Manufacturing, Hilltops Council area: -182 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Hilltops Council area: +27 Construction, Hilltops Council area: -56 Wholesale Trade, Hilltops Council area: -33 Retail Trade, Hilltops Council area: -6 Accommodation and Food Services, Hilltops Council area: +13 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Hilltops Council area: -6 Information Media and Telecommunications, Hilltops Council area: -7 Financial and Insurance Services, Hilltops Council area: +16 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Hilltops Council area: -6 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Hilltops Council area: -40 Administrative and Support Services, Hilltops Council area: +9 Public Administration and Safety, Hilltops Council area: +4 Education and Training, Hilltops Council area: +61 Health Care and Social Assistance, Hilltops Council area: +66 Arts and Recreation Services, Hilltops Council area: +1 Other Services, Hilltops Council area: -11 Industry not classified, Hilltops Council area: -4
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local female in Hilltops Council area in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,354 local workers 21.2%)
  • Retail Trade (896 local workers 14.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (735 local workers 11.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 2,985 people in total or 46.8% of local workers.

In comparison, NSW employed 2.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 10.5% in Retail Trade; and 11.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (21.2% compared to 2.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (14.1% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.8% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.3% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2006 and 2011 in the Hilltops Council area were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-193 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-182 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+66 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+61 local workers)

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