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Employment by industry (FTE)

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In Camden Council area, Construction is the largest employer, generating 5,070 FTE jobs in 2016/17.

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 area2016/172011/12Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Greater Sydney%Number%Greater Sydney%2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4591.80.44882.60.6-29
Mining870.30.4450.21.2+42
Manufacturing2,0568.17.71,5548.36.8+502
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2881.11.03351.81.1-47
Construction5,07019.98.93,45718.58.4+1,613
Wholesale Trade9763.84.47834.25.1+192
Retail Trade3,25212.78.22,48013.38.7+772
Accommodation and Food Services1,3135.15.51,0875.85.7+226
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,7056.76.31,2226.56.5+483
Information Media and Telecommunications1420.63.21070.63.6+35
Financial and Insurance Services4841.96.72891.57.1+195
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6472.52.13752.02.0+273
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,5946.212.98484.511.6+746
Administrative and Support Services7853.13.44792.63.5+306
Public Administration and Safety9493.75.45753.15.8+374
Education and Training1,9687.77.31,5118.16.7+457
Health Care and Social Assistance2,2578.810.81,7139.29.9+545
Arts and Recreation Services3401.31.73081.61.6+32
Other Services1,1504.53.71,0105.44.0+140

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. 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

Employment (FTE) 2016/17
Employment (FTE) 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Mining, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Manufacturing, Greater Sydney: 7.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Sydney: 1.0% Construction, Greater Sydney: 8.9% Wholesale Trade, Greater Sydney: 4.4% Retail Trade, Greater Sydney: 8.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Sydney: 5.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Sydney: 6.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Sydney: 3.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Sydney: 6.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Sydney: 2.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Sydney: 12.9% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Sydney: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Sydney: 5.4% Education and Training, Greater Sydney: 7.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Sydney: 10.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Sydney: 1.7% Other Services, Greater Sydney: 3.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Camden Council area: 1.8% Mining, Camden Council area: 0.3% Manufacturing, Camden Council area: 8.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Camden Council area: 1.1% Construction, Camden Council area: 19.9% Wholesale Trade, Camden Council area: 3.8% Retail Trade, Camden Council area: 12.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Camden Council area: 5.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Camden Council area: 6.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Camden Council area: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Camden Council area: 1.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Camden Council area: 2.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Camden Council area: 6.2% Administrative and Support Services, Camden Council area: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Camden Council area: 3.7% Education and Training, Camden Council area: 7.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Camden Council area: 8.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Camden Council area: 1.3% Other Services, Camden Council area: 4.5%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in employment (FTE), 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Camden Council area: -29 Mining, Camden Council area: +42 Manufacturing, Camden Council area: +502 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Camden Council area: -47 Construction, Camden Council area: +1,613 Wholesale Trade, Camden Council area: +192 Retail Trade, Camden Council area: +772 Accommodation and Food Services, Camden Council area: +226 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Camden Council area: +483 Information Media and Telecommunications, Camden Council area: +35 Financial and Insurance Services, Camden Council area: +195 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Camden Council area: +273 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Camden Council area: +746 Administrative and Support Services, Camden Council area: +306 Public Administration and Safety, Camden Council area: +374 Education and Training, Camden Council area: +457 Health Care and Social Assistance, Camden Council area: +545 Arts and Recreation Services, Camden Council area: +32 Other Services, Camden Council area: +140
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
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 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (5,070 full-time equivalent local workers or 19.9%)
  • Retail Trade (3,252 full-time equivalent local workers or 12.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,257 full-time equivalent local workers or 8.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 10,579 people in total or 41.5% of local workers.

In comparison, Greater Sydney employed 8.9% in Construction; 8.2% in Retail Trade; and 10.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (19.9% compared to 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (12.7% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (6.2% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.9% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in Camden Council area increased by 6,859 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in Camden Council area were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+1,613 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+772 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+746 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+545 full-time equivalent local workers)

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