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Broken Hill City

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Broken Hill City, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 1,122 FTE jobs in 2018/19.

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.

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
Broken Hill City2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1622.52.51312.13.0+31
Mining93014.51.184313.81.4+86
Manufacturing1712.77.52093.48.5-38
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1973.11.11522.51.3+45
Construction4737.410.75418.99.4-68
Wholesale Trade1011.63.61362.24.3-35
Retail Trade6049.48.567411.18.9-71
Accommodation and Food Services5128.05.85599.26.0-47
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2934.65.92203.65.8+72
Information Media and Telecommunications891.42.3621.02.5+27
Financial and Insurance Services350.55.3681.15.5-33
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services30.11.9861.42.0-82
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1562.410.81282.19.1+28
Administrative and Support Services1422.23.01302.13.0+13
Public Administration and Safety4937.75.64287.05.8+66
Education and Training5498.67.44597.57.2+90
Health Care and Social Assistance1,12217.511.695615.710.7+165
Arts and Recreation Services440.71.5430.71.4+1
Other Services3245.13.82724.54.2+52
Total industries6,400100.0100.06,098100.0100.0+302

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. 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 Broken Hill City in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,122 people or 17.5%)
  • Mining (930 people or 14.5%)
  • Retail Trade (604 people or 9.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,655 people in total or 41.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 11.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 1.1% 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 (14.5% compared to 1.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.4% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.5% compared to 11.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (2.7% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Broken Hill City increased by increased by 302 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Broken Hill City were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+165 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+90 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Mining (+86 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+72 full-time equivalent local workers)

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