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Employment by industry (FTE)

In Penrith City, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 9,165 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 Penrith City.

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 Penrith City'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
Penrith City2015/162010/11Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7521.22.86031.02.9+149
Mining2600.41.22340.41.2+26
Manufacturing9,16514.58.67,35912.79.3+1,807
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services9691.51.39851.71.3-16
Construction6,41410.18.45,6639.88.2+750
Wholesale Trade3,4285.45.02,4144.25.0+1,014
Retail Trade6,88910.99.06,75411.79.1+135
Accommodation and Food Services3,3365.35.93,3985.95.8-62
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,6455.85.63,5616.25.7+83
Information Media and Telecommunications4240.72.64360.82.6-12
Financial and Insurance Services8521.35.88661.55.7-13
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,0301.61.99761.71.9+54
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,0933.39.22,0673.69.0+26
Administrative and Support Services1,5082.43.21,4052.43.1+103
Public Administration and Safety5,0848.06.34,6628.16.1+422
Education and Training6,72510.67.76,15010.67.7+575
Health Care and Social Assistance7,14711.310.37,00612.110.1+141
Arts and Recreation Services6741.11.36741.21.30
Other Services2,9004.64.12,6444.64.0+256

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 2015-16 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, Penrith City: 1.2% Mining, Penrith City: 0.4% Manufacturing, Penrith City: 14.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Penrith City: 1.5% Construction, Penrith City: 10.1% Wholesale Trade, Penrith City: 5.4% Retail Trade, Penrith City: 10.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Penrith City: 5.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Penrith City: 5.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Penrith City: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Penrith City: 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Penrith City: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Penrith City: 3.3% Administrative and Support Services, Penrith City: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, Penrith City: 8.0% Education and Training, Penrith City: 10.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Penrith City: 11.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Penrith City: 1.1% Other Services, Penrith City: 4.6%
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, Penrith City: +149 Mining, Penrith City: +26 Manufacturing, Penrith City: +1,807 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Penrith City: -16 Construction, Penrith City: +750 Wholesale Trade, Penrith City: +1,014 Retail Trade, Penrith City: +135 Accommodation and Food Services, Penrith City: -62 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Penrith City: +83 Information Media and Telecommunications, Penrith City: -12 Financial and Insurance Services, Penrith City: -13 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Penrith City: +54 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Penrith City: +26 Administrative and Support Services, Penrith City: +103 Public Administration and Safety, Penrith City: +422 Education and Training, Penrith City: +575 Health Care and Social Assistance, Penrith City: +141 Arts and Recreation Services, Penrith City: 0 Other Services, Penrith City: +256
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 Penrith City in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (9,165 full-time equivalent local workers or 14.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (7,147 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.3%)
  • Retail Trade (6,889 full-time equivalent local workers or 10.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 23,201 people in total or 36.7% 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 Penrith City 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 (10.6% 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 Penrith City increased by 5,436 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 Penrith City were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (+1,807 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+1,014 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+750 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+575 full-time equivalent local workers)

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