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Employment by industry (Census)

Retail Trade is the largest employer in The Hills Shire, making up 19.6% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in The Hills Shire regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across The Hills Shire.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by at at least 20% due to poor recording of workplace addresses, and large numbers of workers who don’t answer the relevant question, or have no usual workplace address. While this data shows the underlying structure of the economy and relative proportions of different industries, it should not be used as an accurate measure of local jobs. Census employment data should be viewed alongside modelled Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (FTE) data which resolves the undercount issue and is a more accurate and up to date reflection of total job numbers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

PLEASE NOTE: The data prior to the 2016-17 financial year is based on the previous boundary, data from 2016-17 and onwards is based on the new LGA boundary that came into effect on 12th May 2016.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
The Hills Shire 20112006Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4990.92.36231.22.8-124
Mining800.11.01000.20.7-20
Manufacturing4,9048.58.54,6719.09.7+233
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2070.41.11780.31.0+29
Construction4,3657.67.34,4988.67.1-133
Wholesale Trade3,8266.64.54,1678.04.8-341
Retail Trade11,30719.610.510,03019.211.3+1,277
Accommodation and Food Services3,2715.76.82,8825.56.6+389
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7821.45.07621.55.0+20
Information Media and Telecommunications6951.22.45451.02.4+150
Financial and Insurance Services2,3674.15.21,9693.85.2+398
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,0461.81.71,0872.11.8-41
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6,46611.28.05,32110.27.5+1,145
Administrative and Support Services1,3822.43.31,3362.63.1+46
Public Administration and Safety1,2232.16.01,2342.46.0-11
Education and Training5,1879.08.14,6839.07.8+504
Health Care and Social Assistance5,82810.111.84,3108.310.7+1,518
Arts and Recreation Services7681.31.56341.21.4+134
Other Services2,6484.63.82,3504.53.9+298
Industry not classified7361.31.27371.41.2-1

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

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.3% Mining, New South Wales: 1.0% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 8.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.1% Construction, New South Wales: 7.3% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 4.5% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 10.5% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 6.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.4% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.0% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.0% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 11.8% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.8% Industry not classified, New South Wales: 1.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, The Hills Shire: 0.9% Mining, The Hills Shire: 0.1% Manufacturing, The Hills Shire: 8.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, The Hills Shire: 0.4% Construction, The Hills Shire: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, The Hills Shire: 6.6% Retail Trade, The Hills Shire: 19.6% Accommodation and Food Services, The Hills Shire: 5.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, The Hills Shire: 1.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, The Hills Shire: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, The Hills Shire: 4.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, The Hills Shire: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, The Hills Shire: 11.2% Administrative and Support Services, The Hills Shire: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, The Hills Shire: 2.1% Education and Training, The Hills Shire: 9.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, The Hills Shire: 10.1% Arts and Recreation Services, The Hills Shire: 1.3% Other Services, The Hills Shire: 4.6% Industry not classified, The Hills Shire: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, The Hills Shire: -124 Mining, The Hills Shire: -20 Manufacturing, The Hills Shire: +233 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, The Hills Shire: +29 Construction, The Hills Shire: -133 Wholesale Trade, The Hills Shire: -341 Retail Trade, The Hills Shire: +1,277 Accommodation and Food Services, The Hills Shire: +389 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, The Hills Shire: +20 Information Media and Telecommunications, The Hills Shire: +150 Financial and Insurance Services, The Hills Shire: +398 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, The Hills Shire: -41 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, The Hills Shire: +1,145 Administrative and Support Services, The Hills Shire: +46 Public Administration and Safety, The Hills Shire: -11 Education and Training, The Hills Shire: +504 Health Care and Social Assistance, The Hills Shire: +1,518 Arts and Recreation Services, The Hills Shire: +134 Other Services, The Hills Shire: +298 Industry not classified, The Hills Shire: -1
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

An analysis of the jobs held by the local female in The Hills Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (11,307 local workers 19.6%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (6,466 local workers 11.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,828 local workers 10.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 23,601 people in total or 41.0% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.5% in Retail Trade; 8.0% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and 11.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of The Hills Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (19.6% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (11.2% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (2.1% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (1.4% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2006 and 2011 in The Hills Shire were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,518 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+1,277 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+1,145 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+504 local workers)

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