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Sutherland Shire

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Sutherland Shire, Retail Trade is the largest employer, generating 9,517 FTE jobs in 2014/15.

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 Shire2014/152009/10Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2009/10 to 2014/15
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing830.12.8950.22.9-12
Mining340.11.1520.11.1-18
Manufacturing4,5487.98.35,47010.39.7-923
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3750.71.23680.71.2+7
Construction8,06714.19.46,48612.29.1+1,581
Wholesale Trade2,2784.05.02,4324.65.2-154
Retail Trade9,51716.69.07,75814.69.1+1,759
Accommodation and Food Services3,7556.65.73,6056.85.6+150
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,6102.85.51,6993.25.7-89
Information Media and Telecommunications3510.62.73320.62.6+20
Financial and Insurance Services1,1972.15.81,2562.45.7-59
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,0341.81.91,0181.91.9+15
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,5868.09.14,6128.78.8-26
Administrative and Support Services1,3982.43.21,3892.63.1+9
Public Administration and Safety2,0693.66.22,1594.16.0-90
Education and Training4,6628.17.54,5578.67.4+104
Health Care and Social Assistance7,96413.910.26,21111.79.7+1,754
Arts and Recreation Services7201.31.36931.31.3+27
Other Services3,0565.34.02,8595.43.9+197

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 2013-14 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) 2014/15
Employment (FTE) 2014/15 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.8% Mining, New South Wales: 1.1% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 8.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.2% Construction, New South Wales: 9.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 5.0% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.0% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 5.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.7% 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: 9.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.2% Education and Training, New South Wales: 7.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 10.2% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.3% Other Services, New South Wales: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Sutherland Shire: 0.1% Mining, Sutherland Shire: 0.1% Manufacturing, Sutherland Shire: 7.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sutherland Shire: 0.7% Construction, Sutherland Shire: 14.1% Wholesale Trade, Sutherland Shire: 4.0% Retail Trade, Sutherland Shire: 16.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Sutherland Shire: 6.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sutherland Shire: 2.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Sutherland Shire: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Sutherland Shire: 2.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sutherland Shire: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sutherland Shire: 8.0% Administrative and Support Services, Sutherland Shire: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, Sutherland Shire: 3.6% Education and Training, Sutherland Shire: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Sutherland Shire: 13.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Sutherland Shire: 1.3% Other Services, Sutherland Shire: 5.3%
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), 2009/10 to 2014/15
Change in employment (FTE), 2009/10 to 2014/15 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Sutherland Shire: -12 Mining, Sutherland Shire: -18 Manufacturing, Sutherland Shire: -923 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sutherland Shire: +7 Construction, Sutherland Shire: +1,581 Wholesale Trade, Sutherland Shire: -154 Retail Trade, Sutherland Shire: +1,759 Accommodation and Food Services, Sutherland Shire: +150 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sutherland Shire: -89 Information Media and Telecommunications, Sutherland Shire: +20 Financial and Insurance Services, Sutherland Shire: -59 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sutherland Shire: +15 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sutherland Shire: -26 Administrative and Support Services, Sutherland Shire: +9 Public Administration and Safety, Sutherland Shire: -90 Education and Training, Sutherland Shire: +104 Health Care and Social Assistance, Sutherland Shire: +1,754 Arts and Recreation Services, Sutherland Shire: +27 Other Services, Sutherland Shire: +197
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 2014/15 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Retail Trade (9,517 full-time equivalent local workers or 16.6%)
  • Construction (8,067 full-time equivalent local workers or 14.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (7,964 full-time equivalent local workers or 13.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 25,548 people in total or 44.6% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 9.0% in Retail Trade; 9.4% in Construction; and 10.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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 (16.6% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (14.1% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (13.9% compared to 10.2%)
  • 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 4,251 between 2009/10 and 2014/15.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2009/10 and 2014/15 in Sutherland Shire were for those employed in:

  • Retail Trade (+1,759 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,754 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+1,581 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-923 full-time equivalent local workers)

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