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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Macarthur Region, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 10,574 FTE jobs in 2015/16.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in the Macarthur Region.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Macarthur Region's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

NOTE: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Macarthur Region2015/162010/11Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,5552.12.81,0971.72.9+457
Mining2,0552.81.22,0423.11.2+13
Manufacturing10,57414.58.610,17515.59.3+399
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,1631.61.38021.21.3+361
Construction7,46310.38.46,3119.68.2+1,153
Wholesale Trade3,5684.95.02,9634.55.0+605
Retail Trade8,20411.39.07,58011.59.1+624
Accommodation and Food Services3,5724.95.93,6195.55.8-47
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,2475.85.63,9826.15.7+265
Information Media and Telecommunications4260.62.64400.72.6-13
Financial and Insurance Services9251.35.89971.55.7-72
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,2231.71.91,2351.91.9-12
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,3753.39.22,4673.89.0-92
Administrative and Support Services1,5152.13.21,5182.33.1-3
Public Administration and Safety2,9534.16.32,9664.56.1-13
Education and Training8,07611.17.77,15710.97.7+920
Health Care and Social Assistance8,85812.210.36,77710.310.1+2,081
Arts and Recreation Services7331.01.36861.01.3+47
Other Services3,2264.44.12,9494.54.0+278

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Data is based on 2014-15 constant prices for all years. NIEIR data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and new data releases normally adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.

Employment (FTE) 2015/16
Employment (FTE) 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.8% Mining, New South Wales: 1.2% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 8.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.3% Construction, New South Wales: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 5.0% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.0% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.6% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 9.2% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.3% Education and Training, New South Wales: 7.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 10.3% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.3% Other Services, New South Wales: 4.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Macarthur Region: 2.1% Mining, Macarthur Region: 2.8% Manufacturing, Macarthur Region: 14.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Macarthur Region: 1.6% Construction, Macarthur Region: 10.3% Wholesale Trade, Macarthur Region: 4.9% Retail Trade, Macarthur Region: 11.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Macarthur Region: 4.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Macarthur Region: 5.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Macarthur Region: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Macarthur Region: 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Macarthur Region: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Macarthur Region: 3.3% Administrative and Support Services, Macarthur Region: 2.1% Public Administration and Safety, Macarthur Region: 4.1% Education and Training, Macarthur Region: 11.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Macarthur Region: 12.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Macarthur Region: 1.0% Other Services, Macarthur Region: 4.4%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in employment (FTE), 2010/11 to 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Macarthur Region: +457 Mining, Macarthur Region: +13 Manufacturing, Macarthur Region: +399 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Macarthur Region: +361 Construction, Macarthur Region: +1,153 Wholesale Trade, Macarthur Region: +605 Retail Trade, Macarthur Region: +624 Accommodation and Food Services, Macarthur Region: -47 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Macarthur Region: +265 Information Media and Telecommunications, Macarthur Region: -13 Financial and Insurance Services, Macarthur Region: -72 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Macarthur Region: -12 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Macarthur Region: -92 Administrative and Support Services, Macarthur Region: -3 Public Administration and Safety, Macarthur Region: -13 Education and Training, Macarthur Region: +920 Health Care and Social Assistance, Macarthur Region: +2,081 Arts and Recreation Services, Macarthur Region: +47 Other Services, Macarthur Region: +278
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in Macarthur Region in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (10,574 full-time equivalent local workers or 14.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8,858 full-time equivalent local workers or 12.2%)
  • Retail Trade (8,204 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 27,635 people in total or 38.0% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.6% in Manufacturing; 10.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.0% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the Macarthur Region and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (14.5% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Education and Training (11.1% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.3% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.3% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the Macarthur Region increased by 6,950 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2010/11 and 2015/16 in the Macarthur Region were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,081 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+1,153 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+920 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+624 full-time equivalent local workers)

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