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Employment by industry (Total)

In the Hilltops Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 2,056 local jobs in 2017/18.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the Hilltops Council area. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Hilltops Council area regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Hilltops 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.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

NOTE: 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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Employment (total) by industry
Hilltops Council area2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%NSW%Number%NSW%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,05625.32.21,79522.12.2+261
Mining1161.41.11682.11.2-52
Manufacturing4785.96.56267.78.0-149
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services871.10.91041.31.1-17
Construction5687.09.34926.18.2+76
Wholesale Trade2262.83.22883.54.2-61
Retail Trade91011.210.01,00012.310.1-90
Accommodation and Food Services4665.77.54315.37.1+34
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2923.64.83864.75.2-93
Information Media and Telecommunications390.52.2520.62.6-13
Financial and Insurance Services1471.85.01461.85.1+2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services781.01.7690.81.8+10
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2242.88.72082.68.3+17
Administrative and Support Services1722.13.41622.03.5+9
Public Administration and Safety3364.15.83674.56.0-31
Education and Training6137.69.16387.98.2-25
Health Care and Social Assistance91911.313.382910.211.7+91
Arts and Recreation Services550.71.6650.81.7-11
Other Services3294.13.72983.73.9+31

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 (total) by industry 2017/18
Employment (total) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, NSW: 2.2% Mining, NSW: 1.1% Manufacturing, NSW: 6.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, NSW: 0.9% Construction, NSW: 9.3% Wholesale Trade, NSW: 3.2% Retail Trade, NSW: 10.0% Accommodation and Food Services, NSW: 7.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, NSW: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, NSW: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, NSW: 5.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, NSW: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, NSW: 8.7% Administrative and Support Services, NSW: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, NSW: 5.8% Education and Training, NSW: 9.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, NSW: 13.3% Arts and Recreation Services, NSW: 1.6% Other Services, NSW: 3.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Hilltops Council area: 25.3% Mining, Hilltops Council area: 1.4% Manufacturing, Hilltops Council area: 5.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Hilltops Council area: 1.1% Construction, Hilltops Council area: 7.0% Wholesale Trade, Hilltops Council area: 2.8% Retail Trade, Hilltops Council area: 11.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Hilltops Council area: 5.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Hilltops Council area: 3.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Hilltops Council area: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Hilltops Council area: 1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Hilltops Council area: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Hilltops Council area: 2.8% Administrative and Support Services, Hilltops Council area: 2.1% Public Administration and Safety, Hilltops Council area: 4.1% Education and Training, Hilltops Council area: 7.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Hilltops Council area: 11.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Hilltops Council area: 0.7% Other Services, Hilltops Council area: 4.1%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Hilltops Council area: +261 Mining, Hilltops Council area: -52 Manufacturing, Hilltops Council area: -149 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Hilltops Council area: -17 Construction, Hilltops Council area: +76 Wholesale Trade, Hilltops Council area: -61 Retail Trade, Hilltops Council area: -90 Accommodation and Food Services, Hilltops Council area: +34 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Hilltops Council area: -93 Information Media and Telecommunications, Hilltops Council area: -13 Financial and Insurance Services, Hilltops Council area: +2 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Hilltops Council area: +10 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Hilltops Council area: +17 Administrative and Support Services, Hilltops Council area: +9 Public Administration and Safety, Hilltops Council area: -31 Education and Training, Hilltops Council area: -25 Health Care and Social Assistance, Hilltops Council area: +91 Arts and Recreation Services, Hilltops Council area: -11 Other Services, Hilltops Council area: +31
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 local workers in Hilltops Council area in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (2,056 people or 25.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (919 people or 11.3%)
  • Retail Trade (910 people or 11.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 3,886 people in total or 47.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, NSW employed 2.2% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 13.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 10.0% 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 (25.3% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.8% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.8% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (7.0% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Hilltops Council area decreased by 12 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the Hilltops Council area were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+261 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-149 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-93 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+91 local workers)

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