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Employment by industry (FTE)

In Camden Council area, Construction is the largest employer, generating 6,786 FTE jobs in 2017/18.

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.

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
Camden Council area2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3421.22.54332.22.9-90
Mining900.31.2490.21.5+41
Manufacturing2,2737.87.91,7989.08.8+474
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2801.01.12861.41.2-6
Construction6,78623.310.74,42122.19.1+2,365
Wholesale Trade1,0843.73.87793.94.3+305
Retail Trade3,80813.18.32,45212.28.9+1,355
Accommodation and Food Services1,3244.55.71,1075.56.1+216
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,7035.85.71,2246.15.7+479
Information Media and Telecommunications2090.72.61030.52.8+106
Financial and Insurance Services6082.15.22981.55.4+310
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7942.71.93831.91.8+412
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,8686.410.48554.39.3+1,013
Administrative and Support Services9113.13.04642.33.3+448
Public Administration and Safety1,0073.55.55953.05.8+412
Education and Training2,1687.47.51,5707.86.9+599
Health Care and Social Assistance2,2047.611.41,8619.310.6+343
Arts and Recreation Services4171.41.53761.91.5+41
Other Services1,2654.33.89764.94.0+289

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (FTE) 2017/18
Employment (FTE) 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.5% Mining, New South Wales: 1.2% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 7.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.1% Construction, New South Wales: 10.7% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.8% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 8.3% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 5.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.6% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 10.4% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.5% Education and Training, New South Wales: 7.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 11.4% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Camden Council area: 1.2% Mining, Camden Council area: 0.3% Manufacturing, Camden Council area: 7.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Camden Council area: 1.0% Construction, Camden Council area: 23.3% Wholesale Trade, Camden Council area: 3.7% Retail Trade, Camden Council area: 13.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Camden Council area: 4.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Camden Council area: 5.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Camden Council area: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Camden Council area: 2.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Camden Council area: 2.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Camden Council area: 6.4% Administrative and Support Services, Camden Council area: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Camden Council area: 3.5% Education and Training, Camden Council area: 7.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Camden Council area: 7.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Camden Council area: 1.4% Other Services, Camden Council area: 4.3%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Camden Council area: -90 Mining, Camden Council area: +41 Manufacturing, Camden Council area: +474 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Camden Council area: -6 Construction, Camden Council area: +2,365 Wholesale Trade, Camden Council area: +305 Retail Trade, Camden Council area: +1,355 Accommodation and Food Services, Camden Council area: +216 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Camden Council area: +479 Information Media and Telecommunications, Camden Council area: +106 Financial and Insurance Services, Camden Council area: +310 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Camden Council area: +412 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Camden Council area: +1,013 Administrative and Support Services, Camden Council area: +448 Public Administration and Safety, Camden Council area: +412 Education and Training, Camden Council area: +599 Health Care and Social Assistance, Camden Council area: +343 Arts and Recreation Services, Camden Council area: +41 Other Services, Camden Council area: +289
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
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 Camden Council area in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (6,786 full-time equivalent local workers or 23.3%)
  • Retail Trade (3,808 full-time equivalent local workers or 13.1%)
  • Manufacturing (2,273 full-time equivalent local workers or 7.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 12,866 people in total or 44.2% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.7% in Construction; 8.3% in Retail Trade; and 7.9% 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 (23.3% compared to 10.7%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.1% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (6.4% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (7.6% compared to 11.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in Camden Council area increased by 9,112 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Camden Council area were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+2,365 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+1,355 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+1,013 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+599 full-time equivalent local workers)

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