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Resident workers (Local) - Industry

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employs more of the Hilltops Council area’s local labour force than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which the Hilltops Council area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the Hilltops Council area, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in the Hilltops Council area are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

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Local resident workers industry of employment
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Industry
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Number%Regional NSW%Number%Regional NSW%2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,59721.35.81,72023.07.0-123
Mining480.62.5460.61.7+2
Manufacturing5016.78.36608.89.3-159
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services771.01.5590.81.3+18
Construction5026.77.94816.47.8+21
Wholesale Trade2673.62.82743.73.1-7
Retail Trade94212.611.494912.712.3-7
Accommodation and Food Services4175.67.73885.27.5+29
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3164.24.22964.04.3+20
Information Media and Telecommunications250.31.0470.61.2-22
Financial and Insurance Services1311.72.21291.72.3+2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services620.81.4540.71.5+8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2092.84.62253.04.4-16
Administrative and Support Services1522.02.81291.72.5+23
Public Administration and Safety3785.07.23224.36.9+56
Education and Training5607.58.64976.78.3+63
Health Care and Social Assistance80210.713.07219.611.4+81
Arts and Recreation Services500.71.2420.61.2+8
Other Services2663.53.92433.33.9+23
Industry not classified2012.72.11902.52.3+11

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

Local resident workers industry of employment, 2011
Local resident workers industry of employment, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional NSW: 5.8% Mining, Regional NSW: 2.5% Manufacturing, Regional NSW: 8.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional NSW: 1.5% Construction, Regional NSW: 7.9% Wholesale Trade, Regional NSW: 2.8% Retail Trade, Regional NSW: 11.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional NSW: 7.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional NSW: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional NSW: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional NSW: 2.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional NSW: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional NSW: 4.6% Administrative and Support Services, Regional NSW: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, Regional NSW: 7.2% Education and Training, Regional NSW: 8.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional NSW: 13.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional NSW: 1.2% Other Services, Regional NSW: 3.9% Industry not classified, Regional NSW: 2.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Hilltops Council area: 21.3% Mining, Hilltops Council area: 0.6% Manufacturing, Hilltops Council area: 6.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Hilltops Council area: 1.0% Construction, Hilltops Council area: 6.7% Wholesale Trade, Hilltops Council area: 3.6% Retail Trade, Hilltops Council area: 12.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Hilltops Council area: 5.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Hilltops Council area: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Hilltops Council area: 0.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Hilltops Council area: 1.7% 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: 2.0% Public Administration and Safety, Hilltops Council area: 5.0% Education and Training, Hilltops Council area: 7.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Hilltops Council area: 10.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Hilltops Council area: 0.7% Other Services, Hilltops Council area: 3.5% Industry not classified, Hilltops Council area: 2.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers industry of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers industry of employment, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Hilltops Council area: -123 Mining, Hilltops Council area: +2 Manufacturing, Hilltops Council area: -159 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Hilltops Council area: +18 Construction, Hilltops Council area: +21 Wholesale Trade, Hilltops Council area: -7 Retail Trade, Hilltops Council area: -7 Accommodation and Food Services, Hilltops Council area: +29 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Hilltops Council area: +20 Information Media and Telecommunications, Hilltops Council area: -22 Financial and Insurance Services, Hilltops Council area: +2 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Hilltops Council area: +8 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Hilltops Council area: -16 Administrative and Support Services, Hilltops Council area: +23 Public Administration and Safety, Hilltops Council area: +56 Education and Training, Hilltops Council area: +63 Health Care and Social Assistance, Hilltops Council area: +81 Arts and Recreation Services, Hilltops Council area: +8 Other Services, Hilltops Council area: +23 Industry not classified, Hilltops Council area: +11
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

Analysis of the jobs held by the local labour force in Hilltops Council area in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,597 people or 21.3%)
  • Retail Trade (942 people or 12.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (802 people or 10.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 3,341 people in total or 44.5% of the total local labour force.

In comparison, Regional NSW employed 5.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 11.4% in Retail Trade; and 13.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (21.3% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (10.7% compared to 13.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed in Public Administration and Safety (5.0% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed in Accommodation and Food Services (5.6% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-159 local labour force)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-123 local labour force)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+81 local labour force)
  • Education and Training (+63 local labour force)

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