Camden Council area

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Camden Council area, Construction is the largest employer, generating 6,759 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 Camden 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 Camden 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
Camden Council area2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3861.32.54322.13.0-46
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3221.11.12931.41.3+30
Wholesale Trade9573.33.68073.94.3+150
Retail Trade3,94313.58.52,52812.38.9+1,415
Accommodation and Food Services1,4434.95.81,1325.56.0+311
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,8286.25.91,3226.55.8+505
Information Media and Telecommunications1290.42.31010.52.5+28
Financial and Insurance Services4451.55.33141.55.5+131
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6152.11.94272.12.0+188
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,4815.110.88754.39.1+606
Administrative and Support Services7402.53.04582.23.0+282
Public Administration and Safety9023.15.66243.05.8+278
Education and Training2,4318.37.41,6328.07.2+799
Health Care and Social Assistance2,4918.511.61,8999.310.7+592
Arts and Recreation Services4841.71.52791.41.4+205
Other Services1,3144.53.81,0405.14.2+274
Total industries29,301100.0100.020,497100.0100.0+8,804

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in 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 Camden Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (6,759 people or 23.1%)
  • Retail Trade (3,943 people or 13.5%)
  • Manufacturing (2,553 people or 8.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 13,256 people in total or 45.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.7% in Construction; 8.5% in Retail Trade and 7.5% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (23.1% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.1% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.5% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.5% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Camden Council area increased by increased by 8,804 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 Camden Council area were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+2,393 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+1,415 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+799 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+650 full-time equivalent local workers)

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