Fairfield City

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Fairfield City, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 10,944 FTE jobs in 2019/20.

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 Fairfield City.

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 Fairfield City'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
Fairfield City2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3710.62.62810.52.9+91
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5200.81.24830.91.2+37
Wholesale Trade6,4089.63.64,3548.14.1+2,055
Retail Trade5,8648.88.65,3069.88.8+558
Accommodation and Food Services3,6405.55.53,3006.15.9+340
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8,55612.85.74,6468.65.9+3,910
Information Media and Telecommunications4850.72.23060.62.5+179
Financial and Insurance Services8491.35.66891.35.3+160
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8791.31.88031.52.0+76
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,1763.310.81,6033.09.5+574
Administrative and Support Services2,0773.13.01,5812.93.0+497
Public Administration and Safety2,5293.85.91,9403.65.6+589
Education and Training4,5966.97.54,3578.17.5+239
Health Care and Social Assistance5,6738.512.14,8569.010.9+818
Arts and Recreation Services4270.61.43810.71.4+46
Other Services2,7894.23.72,8655.34.2-76
Total industries66,750100.0100.054,069100.0100.0+12,681

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). 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 Fairfield City in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (10,944 people or 16.4%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (8,556 people or 12.8%)
  • Construction (7,935 people or 11.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 27,435 people in total or 41.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 7.2% in Manufacturing; 5.7% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing and 10.6% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (16.4% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.3% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (12.8% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Wholesale Trade (9.6% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Fairfield City increased by increased by 12,681 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Fairfield City were for those employed in:

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+3,910 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+2,104 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+2,055 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+818 full-time equivalent local workers)

Fairfield City

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