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Employment by industry (FTE)

In Wollondilly Shire, Construction is the largest employer, generating 1,869 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 Wollondilly 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 Wollondilly 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
Wollondilly 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 Fishing9378.02.86035.62.9+334
Mining1,80115.41.21,78616.71.2+15
Manufacturing1,34711.58.61,39013.09.3-43
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2281.91.32312.21.3-3
Construction1,86916.08.41,66915.68.2+200
Wholesale Trade2592.25.02852.75.0-27
Retail Trade7506.49.06576.19.1+93
Accommodation and Food Services3933.45.94033.85.8-10
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6275.45.65645.35.7+63
Information Media and Telecommunications360.32.6340.32.6+1
Financial and Insurance Services920.85.8980.95.7-7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1241.11.91241.21.90
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4423.89.24534.29.0-11
Administrative and Support Services2221.93.22152.03.1+7
Public Administration and Safety3412.96.33473.26.1-6
Education and Training9538.17.77957.47.7+157
Health Care and Social Assistance6895.910.35064.710.1+183
Arts and Recreation Services1661.41.31401.31.3+25
Other Services4363.74.13963.74.0+40

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, Wollondilly Shire: 8.0% Mining, Wollondilly Shire: 15.4% Manufacturing, Wollondilly Shire: 11.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wollondilly Shire: 1.9% Construction, Wollondilly Shire: 16.0% Wholesale Trade, Wollondilly Shire: 2.2% Retail Trade, Wollondilly Shire: 6.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Wollondilly Shire: 3.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wollondilly Shire: 5.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Wollondilly Shire: 0.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Wollondilly Shire: 0.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wollondilly Shire: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wollondilly Shire: 3.8% Administrative and Support Services, Wollondilly Shire: 1.9% Public Administration and Safety, Wollondilly Shire: 2.9% Education and Training, Wollondilly Shire: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Wollondilly Shire: 5.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Wollondilly Shire: 1.4% Other Services, Wollondilly Shire: 3.7%
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, Wollondilly Shire: +334 Mining, Wollondilly Shire: +15 Manufacturing, Wollondilly Shire: -43 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wollondilly Shire: -3 Construction, Wollondilly Shire: +200 Wholesale Trade, Wollondilly Shire: -27 Retail Trade, Wollondilly Shire: +93 Accommodation and Food Services, Wollondilly Shire: -10 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wollondilly Shire: +63 Information Media and Telecommunications, Wollondilly Shire: +1 Financial and Insurance Services, Wollondilly Shire: -7 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wollondilly Shire: 0 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wollondilly Shire: -11 Administrative and Support Services, Wollondilly Shire: +7 Public Administration and Safety, Wollondilly Shire: -6 Education and Training, Wollondilly Shire: +157 Health Care and Social Assistance, Wollondilly Shire: +183 Arts and Recreation Services, Wollondilly Shire: +25 Other Services, Wollondilly Shire: +40
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 Wollondilly Shire in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (1,869 full-time equivalent local workers or 16.0%)
  • Mining (1,801 full-time equivalent local workers or 15.4%)
  • Manufacturing (1,347 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 5,017 people in total or 42.8% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.4% in Construction; 1.2% in Mining; and 8.6% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (15.4% compared to 1.2%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (16.0% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (8.0% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.8% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in Wollondilly Shire increased by 1,013 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 Wollondilly Shire were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+334 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+200 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+183 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+157 full-time equivalent local workers)

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