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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Hilltops Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,922 FTE jobs in 2016/17.

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 Hilltops 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 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.

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
Hilltops Council area2016/172011/12Change
Industry
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Number%NSW%Number%NSW%2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,92228.92.62,17530.53.2-253
Mining771.21.3841.21.4-7
Manufacturing3735.67.94486.39.2-75
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services711.11.2971.41.3-26
Construction5027.59.05287.48.6-27
Wholesale Trade2303.53.92753.94.4-44
Retail Trade6299.48.575510.69.0-126
Accommodation and Food Services3034.55.82974.26.0+6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3274.95.93685.25.9-41
Information Media and Telecommunications310.52.5330.52.7-2
Financial and Insurance Services1201.85.31071.55.4+13
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services651.01.9640.91.8+1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2053.110.61852.69.3+21
Administrative and Support Services1121.73.2841.23.2+28
Public Administration and Safety2874.35.73134.45.8-26
Education and Training4496.77.54346.16.9+15
Health Care and Social Assistance6469.711.65798.110.3+67
Arts and Recreation Services440.71.6540.81.4-11
Other Services2684.03.92533.54.1+15

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

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Employment (FTE) 2016/17
Employment (FTE) 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, NSW: 2.6% Mining, NSW: 1.3% Manufacturing, NSW: 7.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, NSW: 1.2% Construction, NSW: 9.0% Wholesale Trade, NSW: 3.9% Retail Trade, NSW: 8.5% Accommodation and Food Services, NSW: 5.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, NSW: 5.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, NSW: 2.5% Financial and Insurance Services, NSW: 5.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, NSW: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, NSW: 10.6% Administrative and Support Services, NSW: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, NSW: 5.7% Education and Training, NSW: 7.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, NSW: 11.6% Arts and Recreation Services, NSW: 1.6% Other Services, NSW: 3.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Hilltops Council area: 28.9% Mining, Hilltops Council area: 1.2% Manufacturing, Hilltops Council area: 5.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Hilltops Council area: 1.1% Construction, Hilltops Council area: 7.5% Wholesale Trade, Hilltops Council area: 3.5% Retail Trade, Hilltops Council area: 9.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Hilltops Council area: 4.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Hilltops Council area: 4.9% 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: 3.1% Administrative and Support Services, Hilltops Council area: 1.7% Public Administration and Safety, Hilltops Council area: 4.3% Education and Training, Hilltops Council area: 6.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Hilltops Council area: 9.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Hilltops Council area: 0.7% 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 (FTE), 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in employment (FTE), 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Hilltops Council area: -253 Mining, Hilltops Council area: -7 Manufacturing, Hilltops Council area: -75 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Hilltops Council area: -26 Construction, Hilltops Council area: -27 Wholesale Trade, Hilltops Council area: -44 Retail Trade, Hilltops Council area: -126 Accommodation and Food Services, Hilltops Council area: +6 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Hilltops Council area: -41 Information Media and Telecommunications, Hilltops Council area: -2 Financial and Insurance Services, Hilltops Council area: +13 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Hilltops Council area: +1 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Hilltops Council area: +21 Administrative and Support Services, Hilltops Council area: +28 Public Administration and Safety, Hilltops Council area: -26 Education and Training, Hilltops Council area: +15 Health Care and Social Assistance, Hilltops Council area: +67 Arts and Recreation Services, Hilltops Council area: -11 Other Services, Hilltops Council area: +15
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 full-time equivalent local workers in Hilltops Council area in 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,922 full-time equivalent local workers or 28.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (646 full-time equivalent local workers or 9.7%)
  • Retail Trade (629 full-time equivalent local workers or 9.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 3,197 people in total or 48.0% of local workers.

In comparison, NSW employed 2.6% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 11.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 8.5% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (28.9% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.1% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.8% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (5.6% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the Hilltops Council area decreased by 471 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-253 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-126 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-75 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+67 full-time equivalent local workers)

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