Hilltops Council areaEconomic profile
Skip to content

Hilltops Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Hilltops Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,833 local jobs in 2016/17.

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

Did you know? By clicking/tapping on a data row in the table you will be able to see sub categories.
Employment (total) by industry
Hilltops Council area2016/172011/12Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%NSW%Number%NSW%2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,83323.22.32,01925.32.4-186
Mining1031.31.11431.81.1-40
Manufacturing4756.07.06187.78.6-143
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services851.11.11051.31.3-20
Construction5196.68.04786.07.8+40
Wholesale Trade2503.23.52743.44.4-24
Retail Trade88611.29.991811.510.1-32
Accommodation and Food Services4375.57.23784.76.9+59
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3925.05.23954.95.4-3
Information Media and Telecommunications430.52.5540.72.7-11
Financial and Insurance Services1501.95.11351.75.1+15
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services791.01.9590.71.8+20
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2252.88.71912.48.1+34
Administrative and Support Services1812.33.61481.83.4+33
Public Administration and Safety3184.05.93734.76.0-55
Education and Training6047.68.65907.47.9+14
Health Care and Social Assistance95712.112.77889.911.2+169
Arts and Recreation Services620.81.8580.71.7+4
Other Services3134.03.82693.44.0+45

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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

Employment (total) by industry 2016/17
Employment (total) by industry 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, NSW: 2.3% Mining, NSW: 1.1% Manufacturing, NSW: 7.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, NSW: 1.1% Construction, NSW: 8.0% Wholesale Trade, NSW: 3.5% Retail Trade, NSW: 9.9% Accommodation and Food Services, NSW: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, NSW: 5.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, NSW: 2.5% Financial and Insurance Services, NSW: 5.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, NSW: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, NSW: 8.7% Administrative and Support Services, NSW: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, NSW: 5.9% Education and Training, NSW: 8.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, NSW: 12.7% Arts and Recreation Services, NSW: 1.8% Other Services, NSW: 3.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Hilltops Council area: 23.2% Mining, Hilltops Council area: 1.3% Manufacturing, Hilltops Council area: 6.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Hilltops Council area: 1.1% Construction, Hilltops Council area: 6.6% Wholesale Trade, Hilltops Council area: 3.2% Retail Trade, Hilltops Council area: 11.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Hilltops Council area: 5.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Hilltops Council area: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Hilltops Council area: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Hilltops Council area: 1.9% 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: 2.3% Public Administration and Safety, Hilltops Council area: 4.0% Education and Training, Hilltops Council area: 7.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Hilltops Council area: 12.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Hilltops Council area: 0.8% Other Services, Hilltops Council area: 4.0%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Hilltops Council area: -186 Mining, Hilltops Council area: -40 Manufacturing, Hilltops Council area: -143 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Hilltops Council area: -20 Construction, Hilltops Council area: +40 Wholesale Trade, Hilltops Council area: -24 Retail Trade, Hilltops Council area: -32 Accommodation and Food Services, Hilltops Council area: +59 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Hilltops Council area: -3 Information Media and Telecommunications, Hilltops Council area: -11 Financial and Insurance Services, Hilltops Council area: +15 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Hilltops Council area: +20 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Hilltops Council area: +34 Administrative and Support Services, Hilltops Council area: +33 Public Administration and Safety, Hilltops Council area: -55 Education and Training, Hilltops Council area: +14 Health Care and Social Assistance, Hilltops Council area: +169 Arts and Recreation Services, Hilltops Council area: +4 Other Services, Hilltops Council area: +45
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©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 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,833 people or 23.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (957 people or 12.1%)
  • Retail Trade (886 people or 11.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 3,676 people in total or 46.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, NSW employed 2.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 12.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.9% 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 (23.2% compared to 2.3%)
  • 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 (1.9% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Information Media and Telecommunications (0.5% compared to 2.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Hilltops Council area decreased by 83 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in the Hilltops Council area were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-186 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+169 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-143 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+59 local workers)

v18.09.24-1.0.0