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The Hills Shire

Employment by industry (FTE)

In The Hills Shire, Retail Trade is the largest employer, generating 11,100 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 The Hills 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 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.

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
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 Fishing5800.92.85981.02.9-18
Mining960.11.21090.21.2-13
Manufacturing5,3638.28.65,6069.59.3-244
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2240.31.32490.41.3-25
Construction8,02112.38.46,57611.18.2+1,445
Wholesale Trade4,3916.75.04,2687.25.0+122
Retail Trade11,10017.09.010,20517.29.1+895
Accommodation and Food Services2,9234.55.92,8354.85.8+88
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,5363.95.69591.65.7+1,577
Information Media and Telecommunications6691.02.66671.12.6+2
Financial and Insurance Services2,2983.55.82,3013.95.7-3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,1831.81.91,1201.91.9+64
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7,20211.09.27,07411.99.0+128
Administrative and Support Services1,6732.63.21,5922.73.1+81
Public Administration and Safety1,3612.16.31,2762.26.1+86
Education and Training5,6338.67.75,0448.57.7+589
Health Care and Social Assistance6,1639.410.35,2468.810.1+917
Arts and Recreation Services6341.01.36561.11.3-21
Other Services3,2174.94.12,9064.94.0+311

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, The Hills Shire: 0.9% Mining, The Hills Shire: 0.1% Manufacturing, The Hills Shire: 8.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, The Hills Shire: 0.3% Construction, The Hills Shire: 12.3% Wholesale Trade, The Hills Shire: 6.7% Retail Trade, The Hills Shire: 17.0% Accommodation and Food Services, The Hills Shire: 4.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, The Hills Shire: 3.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, The Hills Shire: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, The Hills Shire: 3.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, The Hills Shire: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, The Hills Shire: 11.0% Administrative and Support Services, The Hills Shire: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, The Hills Shire: 2.1% Education and Training, The Hills Shire: 8.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, The Hills Shire: 9.4% Arts and Recreation Services, The Hills Shire: 1.0% Other Services, The Hills Shire: 4.9%
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, The Hills Shire: -18 Mining, The Hills Shire: -13 Manufacturing, The Hills Shire: -244 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, The Hills Shire: -25 Construction, The Hills Shire: +1,445 Wholesale Trade, The Hills Shire: +122 Retail Trade, The Hills Shire: +895 Accommodation and Food Services, The Hills Shire: +88 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, The Hills Shire: +1,577 Information Media and Telecommunications, The Hills Shire: +2 Financial and Insurance Services, The Hills Shire: -3 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, The Hills Shire: +64 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, The Hills Shire: +128 Administrative and Support Services, The Hills Shire: +81 Public Administration and Safety, The Hills Shire: +86 Education and Training, The Hills Shire: +589 Health Care and Social Assistance, The Hills Shire: +917 Arts and Recreation Services, The Hills Shire: -21 Other Services, The Hills Shire: +311
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 The Hills Shire in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Retail Trade (11,100 full-time equivalent local workers or 17.0%)
  • Construction (8,021 full-time equivalent local workers or 12.3%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (7,202 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 26,323 people in total or 40.3% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 9.0% in Retail Trade; 8.4% in Construction; and 9.2% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (17.0% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (12.3% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (2.1% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (3.5% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in The Hills Shire increased by 5,981 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 The Hills Shire were for those employed in:

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+1,577 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+1,445 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+917 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+895 full-time equivalent local workers)

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