Blacktown City

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Blacktown City, Transport, Postal and Warehousing is the largest employer, generating 18,389 FTE jobs in 2020/21.

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 Blacktown City.

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 Blacktown City'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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please 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 thespecific topic notes section.
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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Blacktown City2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2900.22.63930.42.8-103
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3,0032.31.23,1573.01.2-154
Wholesale Trade8,9006.93.38,0487.63.8+852
Retail Trade11,7019.18.511,15910.58.6+542
Accommodation and Food Services3,6412.84.94,2284.05.7-587
Transport, Postal and Warehousing18,38914.35.413,65412.95.8+4,735
Information Media and Telecommunications9970.82.27890.72.5+208
Financial and Insurance Services1,3171.05.61,0571.05.3+260
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,4951.21.81,4091.32.0+85
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,1034.011.43,4333.210.2+1,670
Administrative and Support Services4,3353.43.03,1753.03.3+1,160
Public Administration and Safety6,1094.86.34,2134.05.6+1,896
Education and Training9,5577.48.38,4187.97.7+1,139
Health Care and Social Assistance14,41811.212.39,8199.311.5+4,599
Arts and Recreation Services1,6011.21.58590.81.6+743
Other Services4,3643.43.64,8774.63.9-513
Total industries128,292100.0100.0106,038100.0100.0+22,255

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in Blacktown City in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (18,389 people or 14.3%)
  • Construction (16,908 people or 13.2%)
  • Manufacturing (15,951 people or 12.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 51,248 people in total or 39.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 5.4% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing; 9.8% in Construction and 7.1% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (14.3% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.0% compared to 11.4%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (12.4% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.0% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Blacktown City increased by increased by 22,255 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in Blacktown City were for those employed in:

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+4,735 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+4,599 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+3,550 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+2,157 full-time equivalent local workers)

Blacktown City Council

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