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Sutherland Shire

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Sutherland Shire, Retail Trade is the largest employer, generating 11,366 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 Sutherland Shire.

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 Sutherland Shire'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
Sutherland Shire2015/162010/11Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing920.22.8940.22.9-2
Mining470.11.2490.11.2-2
Manufacturing4,9298.28.65,3209.89.3-391
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3720.61.34000.71.3-28
Construction6,78211.28.46,07211.28.2+710
Wholesale Trade2,4674.15.02,4284.55.0+39
Retail Trade11,36618.89.07,95614.69.1+3,410
Accommodation and Food Services3,8406.45.93,8327.05.8+8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,9173.25.61,7193.25.7+198
Information Media and Telecommunications3470.62.63570.72.6-10
Financial and Insurance Services1,2522.15.81,2622.35.7-10
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9991.71.91,0391.91.9-40
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,7707.99.24,9699.19.0-199
Administrative and Support Services1,4382.43.21,4662.73.1-28
Public Administration and Safety2,1703.66.32,1804.06.1-10
Education and Training5,1438.57.74,8448.97.7+299
Health Care and Social Assistance8,36113.910.36,70112.310.1+1,660
Arts and Recreation Services7411.21.37391.41.3+2
Other Services3,2675.44.12,9865.54.0+281

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, Sutherland Shire: 0.2% Mining, Sutherland Shire: 0.1% Manufacturing, Sutherland Shire: 8.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sutherland Shire: 0.6% Construction, Sutherland Shire: 11.2% Wholesale Trade, Sutherland Shire: 4.1% Retail Trade, Sutherland Shire: 18.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Sutherland Shire: 6.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sutherland Shire: 3.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Sutherland Shire: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Sutherland Shire: 2.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sutherland Shire: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sutherland Shire: 7.9% Administrative and Support Services, Sutherland Shire: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, Sutherland Shire: 3.6% Education and Training, Sutherland Shire: 8.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Sutherland Shire: 13.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Sutherland Shire: 1.2% Other Services, Sutherland Shire: 5.4%
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, Sutherland Shire: -2 Mining, Sutherland Shire: -2 Manufacturing, Sutherland Shire: -391 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sutherland Shire: -28 Construction, Sutherland Shire: +710 Wholesale Trade, Sutherland Shire: +39 Retail Trade, Sutherland Shire: +3,410 Accommodation and Food Services, Sutherland Shire: +8 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sutherland Shire: +198 Information Media and Telecommunications, Sutherland Shire: -10 Financial and Insurance Services, Sutherland Shire: -10 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sutherland Shire: -40 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sutherland Shire: -199 Administrative and Support Services, Sutherland Shire: -28 Public Administration and Safety, Sutherland Shire: -10 Education and Training, Sutherland Shire: +299 Health Care and Social Assistance, Sutherland Shire: +1,660 Arts and Recreation Services, Sutherland Shire: +2 Other Services, Sutherland Shire: +281
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 Sutherland Shire in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Retail Trade (11,366 full-time equivalent local workers or 18.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8,361 full-time equivalent local workers or 13.9%)
  • Construction (6,782 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 26,509 people in total or 44.0% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 9.0% in Retail Trade; 10.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 8.4% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (18.8% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (13.9% compared to 10.3%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (11.2% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.1% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in Sutherland Shire increased by 5,888 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 Sutherland Shire were for those employed in:

  • Retail Trade (+3,410 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,660 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+710 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-391 full-time equivalent local workers)

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