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Employment by industry (FTE)

In Burwood Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 2,569 FTE jobs in 2019/20.

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 area2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing40.02.670.02.9-3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services70.01.2130.11.2-6
Wholesale Trade700.43.62811.84.1-211
Retail Trade2,56515.38.61,95212.28.8+613
Accommodation and Food Services1,0856.55.59435.95.9+142
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2297.35.71,4058.85.9-175
Information Media and Telecommunications1270.82.22661.72.5-138
Financial and Insurance Services7294.35.66634.15.3+66
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4152.51.85183.22.0-104
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,3077.810.81,3138.29.5-6
Administrative and Support Services3872.33.04212.63.0-34
Public Administration and Safety1,5379.25.91,3128.25.6+225
Education and Training2,29113.77.52,06112.97.5+231
Health Care and Social Assistance2,56915.312.12,63816.510.9-69
Arts and Recreation Services810.51.4790.51.4+2
Other Services5743.43.75613.54.2+13
Total industries16,763100.0100.015,996100.0100.0+767

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. 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 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,569 people or 15.3%)
  • Retail Trade (2,565 people or 15.3%)
  • Education and Training (2,291 people or 13.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 7,426 people in total or 44.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.6% in Retail Trade and 7.5% in Education and Training.

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 Retail Trade (15.3% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (0.9% compared to 7.2%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Education and Training (13.7% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (9.2% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Burwood Council area increased by increased by 767 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Burwood Council area were for those employed in:

  • Retail Trade (+613 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+258 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+231 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+225 full-time equivalent local workers)

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