Cumberland Council area

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Cumberland Council area, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 13,683 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 the Cumberland 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 the Cumberland 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
Cumberland Council area2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2940.42.51730.23.0+120
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7280.91.16140.91.3+114
Wholesale Trade8,21710.43.66,4439.24.3+1,774
Retail Trade6,8378.78.56,7219.68.9+116
Accommodation and Food Services3,0133.85.82,7433.96.0+270
Transport, Postal and Warehousing10,07212.85.98,90312.75.8+1,169
Information Media and Telecommunications6470.82.36701.02.5-24
Financial and Insurance Services1,6102.05.31,3882.05.5+222
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,0351.31.99561.42.0+80
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,4824.410.82,7243.99.1+758
Administrative and Support Services2,1122.73.01,7512.53.0+361
Public Administration and Safety2,6073.35.62,4183.45.8+189
Education and Training4,7506.07.44,4366.37.2+314
Health Care and Social Assistance6,7818.611.65,2747.510.7+1,506
Arts and Recreation Services5210.71.55660.81.4-45
Other Services3,4474.43.83,4484.94.2-1
Total industries78,746100.0100.070,329100.0100.0+8,417

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 the Cumberland Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (13,683 people or 17.4%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (10,072 people or 12.8%)
  • Construction (8,597 people or 10.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 32,352 people in total or 41.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 7.5% in Manufacturing; 5.9% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing and 10.7% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (17.4% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (12.8% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Wholesale Trade (10.4% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.4% compared to 10.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the Cumberland Council area increased by increased by 8,417 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 the Cumberland Council area were for those employed in:

  • Wholesale Trade (+1,774 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+1,648 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,506 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+1,169 full-time equivalent local workers)

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