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Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in the Hilltops Council area, making up 21.9% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Hilltops Council area regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across the Hilltops Council area.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Hilltops Council area in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Hilltops Council area 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%NSW %Number%NSW %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,52821.92.21,45120.92.2+77
Mining701.00.9330.51.0+37
Manufacturing3324.85.94676.78.5-135
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services620.90.9781.11.1-16
Construction4326.28.43655.37.3+67
Wholesale Trade1812.63.12513.64.5-70
Retail Trade79911.59.793713.510.4-138
Accommodation and Food Services3975.77.14025.86.7-5
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2784.04.72984.35.0-20
Information Media and Telecommunications360.52.2310.42.3+5
Financial and Insurance Services1462.15.01412.05.1+5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services610.91.8580.81.6+3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2123.08.11952.87.9+17
Administrative and Support Services1331.93.51091.63.3+24
Public Administration and Safety3284.75.93114.55.9+17
Education and Training5367.78.35648.17.9-28
Health Care and Social Assistance80011.512.576611.111.6+34
Arts and Recreation Services460.71.5470.71.5-1
Other Services2733.93.72543.73.8+19
Industry not classified3134.54.71692.42.5+144

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, NSW: 2.2% Mining, NSW: 0.9% Manufacturing, NSW: 5.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, NSW: 0.9% Construction, NSW: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, NSW: 3.1% Retail Trade, NSW: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, NSW: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, NSW: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, NSW: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, NSW: 5.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, NSW: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, NSW: 8.1% Administrative and Support Services, NSW: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, NSW: 5.9% Education and Training, NSW: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, NSW: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, NSW: 1.5% Other Services, NSW: 3.7% Industry not classified, NSW: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Hilltops Council area: 21.9% Mining, Hilltops Council area: 1.0% Manufacturing, Hilltops Council area: 4.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Hilltops Council area: 0.9% Construction, Hilltops Council area: 6.2% Wholesale Trade, Hilltops Council area: 2.6% Retail Trade, Hilltops Council area: 11.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Hilltops Council area: 5.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Hilltops Council area: 4.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Hilltops Council area: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Hilltops Council area: 2.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Hilltops Council area: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Hilltops Council area: 3.0% Administrative and Support Services, Hilltops Council area: 1.9% Public Administration and Safety, Hilltops Council area: 4.7% Education and Training, Hilltops Council area: 7.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Hilltops Council area: 11.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Hilltops Council area: 0.7% Other Services, Hilltops Council area: 3.9% Industry not classified, Hilltops Council area: 4.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Hilltops Council area: +77 Mining, Hilltops Council area: +37 Manufacturing, Hilltops Council area: -135 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Hilltops Council area: -16 Construction, Hilltops Council area: +67 Wholesale Trade, Hilltops Council area: -70 Retail Trade, Hilltops Council area: -138 Accommodation and Food Services, Hilltops Council area: -5 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Hilltops Council area: -20 Information Media and Telecommunications, Hilltops Council area: +5 Financial and Insurance Services, Hilltops Council area: +5 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Hilltops Council area: +3 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Hilltops Council area: +17 Administrative and Support Services, Hilltops Council area: +24 Public Administration and Safety, Hilltops Council area: +17 Education and Training, Hilltops Council area: -28 Health Care and Social Assistance, Hilltops Council area: +34 Arts and Recreation Services, Hilltops Council area: -1 Other Services, Hilltops Council area: +19 Industry not classified, Hilltops Council area: +144
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Hilltops Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,528 local workers 21.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (800 local workers 11.5%)
  • Retail Trade (799 local workers 11.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 3,127 people in total or 44.9% of local workers.

In comparison, NSW employed 2.2% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.7% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Hilltops Council area and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (21.9% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.0% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.1% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (6.2% compared to 8.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Hilltops Council area were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+144 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-138 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-135 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+77 local workers)

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