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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Cumberland Council area, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 14,544 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 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 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.

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
Cumberland Council area2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2370.32.51690.22.9+68
Mining3280.41.2550.11.5+272
Manufacturing14,54419.37.914,52720.58.8+16
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6380.81.14720.71.2+166
Construction8,22610.910.77,30310.39.1+923
Wholesale Trade6,5358.73.86,4029.14.3+133
Retail Trade6,6398.88.36,6359.48.9+4
Accommodation and Food Services2,8413.85.72,7883.96.1+53
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9,18212.25.79,08312.85.7+99
Information Media and Telecommunications6890.92.67791.12.8-90
Financial and Insurance Services1,6322.25.21,3431.95.4+288
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9331.21.98831.21.8+50
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,3444.410.42,7964.09.3+548
Administrative and Support Services2,1352.83.01,8572.63.3+278
Public Administration and Safety2,4923.35.52,4013.45.8+91
Education and Training4,8606.57.54,2756.06.9+585
Health Care and Social Assistance6,4018.511.45,0347.110.6+1,367
Arts and Recreation Services4250.61.55870.81.5-161
Other Services3,2284.33.83,3164.74.0-88

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, Cumberland Council area: 0.3% Mining, Cumberland Council area: 0.4% Manufacturing, Cumberland Council area: 19.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cumberland Council area: 0.8% Construction, Cumberland Council area: 10.9% Wholesale Trade, Cumberland Council area: 8.7% Retail Trade, Cumberland Council area: 8.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Cumberland Council area: 3.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cumberland Council area: 12.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Cumberland Council area: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Cumberland Council area: 2.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cumberland Council area: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cumberland Council area: 4.4% Administrative and Support Services, Cumberland Council area: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, Cumberland Council area: 3.3% Education and Training, Cumberland Council area: 6.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Cumberland Council area: 8.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Cumberland Council area: 0.6% Other Services, Cumberland 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, Cumberland Council area: +68 Mining, Cumberland Council area: +272 Manufacturing, Cumberland Council area: +16 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cumberland Council area: +166 Construction, Cumberland Council area: +923 Wholesale Trade, Cumberland Council area: +133 Retail Trade, Cumberland Council area: +4 Accommodation and Food Services, Cumberland Council area: +53 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cumberland Council area: +99 Information Media and Telecommunications, Cumberland Council area: -90 Financial and Insurance Services, Cumberland Council area: +288 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cumberland Council area: +50 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cumberland Council area: +548 Administrative and Support Services, Cumberland Council area: +278 Public Administration and Safety, Cumberland Council area: +91 Education and Training, Cumberland Council area: +585 Health Care and Social Assistance, Cumberland Council area: +1,367 Arts and Recreation Services, Cumberland Council area: -161 Other Services, Cumberland Council area: -88
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 Cumberland Council area in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (14,544 full-time equivalent local workers or 19.3%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (9,182 full-time equivalent local workers or 12.2%)
  • Construction (8,226 full-time equivalent local workers or 10.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 31,952 people in total or 42.4% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 7.9% in Manufacturing; 5.7% 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 (19.3% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (12.2% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Wholesale Trade (8.7% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.4% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the Cumberland Council area increased by 4,603 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 the Cumberland Council area were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,367 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+923 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+585 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+548 full-time equivalent local workers)

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