Burwood Council area

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Burwood Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 2,731 FTE jobs in 2021/22.

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 Burwood Council area.

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 Burwood Council area'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
Burwood Council area2021/222016/17Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing30.02.590.12.6-7
Mining20.01.200.01.3+2
Manufacturing1350.96.61661.07.7-31
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services110.11.390.11.1+3
Construction5573.89.51,3798.410.0-822
Wholesale Trade710.53.3880.53.7-17
Retail Trade1,51810.58.31,79511.08.3-277
Accommodation and Food Services6824.74.81,0266.35.6-343
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,61811.25.21,4088.65.7+210
Information Media and Telecommunications1290.92.41280.82.6+1
Financial and Insurance Services5543.86.17304.55.2-175
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3872.71.95023.11.8-116
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2698.811.21,4528.910.4-182
Administrative and Support Services3562.53.04222.63.2-66
Public Administration and Safety1,4369.96.21,62710.05.7-191
Education and Training2,52417.48.22,14713.17.8+377
Health Care and Social Assistance2,73118.813.12,84817.411.8-117
Arts and Recreation Services690.51.4730.41.5-4
Other Services4513.13.75373.33.8-85
Total industries14,501100.0100.016,344100.0100.0-1,842

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. ©2023. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 Burwood Council area in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,731 people or 18.8%)
  • Education and Training (2,524 people or 17.4%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (1,618 people or 11.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 6,873 people in total or 47.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 13.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.2% in Education and Training and 5.2% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Education and Training (17.4% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (11.2% compared to 5.2%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (18.8% compared to 13.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (3.8% compared to 9.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Burwood Council area increased by decreased by -1,842 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in Burwood Council area were for those employed in:

  • Education and Training (+377 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+210 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+3 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Mining (+2 full-time equivalent local workers)

Burwood Council

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