Hilltops Council area

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Hilltops Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,719 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 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 the 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.

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
Hilltops Council area2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. NSWNumber%. NSW2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,71926.62.62,02629.52.9-308
Mining1161.81.1821.21.3+34
Manufacturing4617.17.23905.78.2+71
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services500.81.2801.21.2-30
Construction4797.410.65247.69.7-45
Wholesale Trade2193.43.62393.54.1-19
Retail Trade6279.78.669810.28.8-71
Accommodation and Food Services2844.45.53124.65.9-28
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2904.55.73415.05.9-51
Information Media and Telecommunications270.42.2220.32.5+5
Financial and Insurance Services1292.05.61191.75.3+10
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services530.81.8701.02.0-17
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2043.110.81822.69.5+22
Administrative and Support Services751.23.0951.43.0-20
Public Administration and Safety3074.85.92774.05.6+30
Education and Training4787.47.54797.07.5-1
Health Care and Social Assistance65010.012.16229.110.9+28
Arts and Recreation Services290.41.4330.51.4-4
Other Services2694.23.72683.94.2+1
Total industries6,466100.0100.06,858100.0100.0-393

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 the Hilltops Council area in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,719 people or 26.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (650 people or 10.0%)
  • Retail Trade (627 people or 9.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,996 people in total or 46.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, NSW employed 2.6% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 12.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 8.6% 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 (26.6% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.1% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.0% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (7.4% compared to 10.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the Hilltops Council area increased by decreased by -393 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 the Hilltops Council area were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (+71 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Mining (+34 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+30 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+28 full-time equivalent local workers)

Hilltops Council area

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