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The Hills Shire

Employment by industry (Total)

In The Hills Shire, Retail Trade is the largest employer, generating 15,082 local jobs in 2015/16.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in The Hills Shire. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in The Hills Shire regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of The Hills 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.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

NOTE: 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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Employment (total) by industry
The Hills Shire2015/162010/11Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6890.92.36570.92.3+31
Mining910.11.01040.10.9-13
Manufacturing5,7687.27.95,9368.38.5-168
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2530.31.22670.41.2-15
Construction8,96711.37.67,35510.37.6+1,612
Wholesale Trade4,6695.94.54,5746.44.6+95
Retail Trade15,08218.910.313,40318.810.3+1,680
Accommodation and Food Services4,3585.57.04,1015.76.8+257
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,7583.55.11,0311.45.2+1,727
Information Media and Telecommunications8071.02.57921.12.5+16
Financial and Insurance Services2,6123.35.32,6183.75.3-6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,3381.71.81,2771.81.8+61
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8,02910.18.57,82311.08.4+206
Administrative and Support Services2,2562.83.52,0992.93.4+157
Public Administration and Safety1,6382.16.31,5492.26.3+89
Education and Training7,3849.38.26,4379.08.1+946
Health Care and Social Assistance8,23310.311.56,9149.711.3+1,318
Arts and Recreation Services9411.21.59541.31.5-13
Other Services3,8064.84.03,4464.84.0+360

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

Employment (total) by industry 2015/16
Employment (total) by industry 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.3% Mining, New South Wales: 1.0% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 7.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.2% Construction, New South Wales: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 4.5% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 10.3% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.5% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.5% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.3% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 11.5% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, The Hills Shire: 0.9% Mining, The Hills Shire: 0.1% Manufacturing, The Hills Shire: 7.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, The Hills Shire: 0.3% Construction, The Hills Shire: 11.3% Wholesale Trade, The Hills Shire: 5.9% Retail Trade, The Hills Shire: 18.9% Accommodation and Food Services, The Hills Shire: 5.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, The Hills Shire: 3.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, The Hills Shire: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, The Hills Shire: 3.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, The Hills Shire: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, The Hills Shire: 10.1% Administrative and Support Services, The Hills Shire: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, The Hills Shire: 2.1% Education and Training, The Hills Shire: 9.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, The Hills Shire: 10.3% Arts and Recreation Services, The Hills Shire: 1.2% Other Services, The Hills Shire: 4.8%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2010/11 to 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, The Hills Shire: +31 Mining, The Hills Shire: -13 Manufacturing, The Hills Shire: -168 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, The Hills Shire: -15 Construction, The Hills Shire: +1,612 Wholesale Trade, The Hills Shire: +95 Retail Trade, The Hills Shire: +1,680 Accommodation and Food Services, The Hills Shire: +257 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, The Hills Shire: +1,727 Information Media and Telecommunications, The Hills Shire: +16 Financial and Insurance Services, The Hills Shire: -6 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, The Hills Shire: +61 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, The Hills Shire: +206 Administrative and Support Services, The Hills Shire: +157 Public Administration and Safety, The Hills Shire: +89 Education and Training, The Hills Shire: +946 Health Care and Social Assistance, The Hills Shire: +1,318 Arts and Recreation Services, The Hills Shire: -13 Other Services, The Hills Shire: +360
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 local workers in The Hills Shire in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Retail Trade (15,082 people or 18.9%)
  • Construction (8,967 people or 11.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8,233 people or 10.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 32,282 people in total or 40.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.3% in Retail Trade; 7.6% in Construction; and 11.5% 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 (18.9% compared to 10.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Construction (11.3% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (2.1% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (3.3% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in The Hills Shire increased by 8,340 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2010/11 and 2015/16 in The Hills Shire were for those employed in:

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+1,727 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+1,680 local workers)
  • Construction (+1,612 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,318 local workers)

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