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Employment by industry (FTE)

In Broken Hill City, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 1,109 FTE jobs in 2016/17.

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 Broken Hill 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 Broken Hill 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.

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
Broken Hill City2016/172011/12Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1692.92.6971.53.2+73
Mining68511.61.31,03316.01.4-349
Manufacturing1993.47.92774.39.2-78
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1813.11.21802.81.3+1
Construction3165.39.04737.38.6-157
Wholesale Trade1412.43.91522.44.4-11
Retail Trade65311.08.575011.69.0-97
Accommodation and Food Services4778.15.85208.16.0-44
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2664.55.92383.75.9+28
Information Media and Telecommunications671.12.5651.02.7+2
Financial and Insurance Services671.15.3781.25.4-11
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services520.91.9510.81.8+1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1342.310.61572.49.3-22
Administrative and Support Services1412.43.21612.53.2-20
Public Administration and Safety4287.25.74757.45.8-46
Education and Training5148.77.54577.16.9+57
Health Care and Social Assistance1,10918.711.694814.710.3+161
Arts and Recreation Services591.01.6440.71.4+16
Other Services2634.43.92864.44.1-23

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

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Employment (FTE) 2016/17
Employment (FTE) 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.6% Mining, New South Wales: 1.3% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 7.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.2% Construction, New South Wales: 9.0% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.9% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 8.5% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 5.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.9% 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: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 10.6% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.7% Education and Training, New South Wales: 7.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 11.6% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.6% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Broken Hill City: 2.9% Mining, Broken Hill City: 11.6% Manufacturing, Broken Hill City: 3.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Broken Hill City: 3.1% Construction, Broken Hill City: 5.3% Wholesale Trade, Broken Hill City: 2.4% Retail Trade, Broken Hill City: 11.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Broken Hill City: 8.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Broken Hill City: 4.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Broken Hill City: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Broken Hill City: 1.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Broken Hill City: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Broken Hill City: 2.3% Administrative and Support Services, Broken Hill City: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, Broken Hill City: 7.2% Education and Training, Broken Hill City: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Broken Hill City: 18.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Broken Hill City: 1.0% Other Services, Broken Hill City: 4.4%
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), 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in employment (FTE), 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Broken Hill City: +73 Mining, Broken Hill City: -349 Manufacturing, Broken Hill City: -78 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Broken Hill City: +1 Construction, Broken Hill City: -157 Wholesale Trade, Broken Hill City: -11 Retail Trade, Broken Hill City: -97 Accommodation and Food Services, Broken Hill City: -44 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Broken Hill City: +28 Information Media and Telecommunications, Broken Hill City: +2 Financial and Insurance Services, Broken Hill City: -11 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Broken Hill City: +1 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Broken Hill City: -22 Administrative and Support Services, Broken Hill City: -20 Public Administration and Safety, Broken Hill City: -46 Education and Training, Broken Hill City: +57 Health Care and Social Assistance, Broken Hill City: +161 Arts and Recreation Services, Broken Hill City: +16 Other Services, Broken Hill City: -23
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 Broken Hill City in 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,109 full-time equivalent local workers or 18.7%)
  • Mining (685 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.6%)
  • Retail Trade (653 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 2,446 people in total or 41.3% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 11.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 1.3% in Mining; and 8.5% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (11.6% compared to 1.3%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (18.7% compared to 11.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.3% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (3.4% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in Broken Hill City decreased by 520 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in Broken Hill City were for those employed in:

  • Mining (-349 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+161 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (-157 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-97 full-time equivalent local workers)

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