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Resident workers - Industry

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employs more of the Hilltops Council area’s resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which the Hilltops Council area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the Hilltops Council area, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in the Hilltops Council area are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
Hilltops Council area 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%NSW%Number%NSW%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,56820.72.11,59121.22.2-23
Mining821.10.9470.61.0+35
Manufacturing3825.05.84996.78.4-117
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services751.00.9771.01.1-2
Construction5877.78.45056.77.3+82
Wholesale Trade2002.63.12653.54.4-65
Retail Trade82210.99.794812.610.3-126
Accommodation and Food Services4245.67.14235.66.7+1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3224.34.73114.14.9+11
Information Media and Telecommunications490.62.2250.32.3+24
Financial and Insurance Services1421.94.91341.85.0+8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services710.91.8630.81.6+8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2313.08.12112.87.9+20
Administrative and Support Services1882.53.51522.03.3+36
Public Administration and Safety3664.86.03765.06.1-10
Education and Training5527.38.45597.57.9-7
Health Care and Social Assistance82310.912.580210.711.6+21
Arts and Recreation Services570.81.5470.61.5+10
Other Services2923.93.72673.63.7+25
Industry not classified3424.54.72012.72.5+141

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

Resident workers industry of employment, 2016
Resident workers industry of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, NSW: 2.1% Mining, NSW: 0.9% Manufacturing, NSW: 5.8% 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: 4.9% 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: 6.0% Education and Training, NSW: 8.4% 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: 20.7% Mining, Hilltops Council area: 1.1% Manufacturing, Hilltops Council area: 5.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Hilltops Council area: 1.0% Construction, Hilltops Council area: 7.7% Wholesale Trade, Hilltops Council area: 2.6% Retail Trade, Hilltops Council area: 10.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Hilltops Council area: 5.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Hilltops Council area: 4.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Hilltops Council area: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Hilltops Council area: 1.9% 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: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, Hilltops Council area: 4.8% Education and Training, Hilltops Council area: 7.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Hilltops Council area: 10.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Hilltops Council area: 0.8% 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 resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Hilltops Council area: -23 Mining, Hilltops Council area: +35 Manufacturing, Hilltops Council area: -117 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Hilltops Council area: -2 Construction, Hilltops Council area: +82 Wholesale Trade, Hilltops Council area: -65 Retail Trade, Hilltops Council area: -126 Accommodation and Food Services, Hilltops Council area: +1 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Hilltops Council area: +11 Information Media and Telecommunications, Hilltops Council area: +24 Financial and Insurance Services, Hilltops Council area: +8 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Hilltops Council area: +8 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Hilltops Council area: +20 Administrative and Support Services, Hilltops Council area: +36 Public Administration and Safety, Hilltops Council area: -10 Education and Training, Hilltops Council area: -7 Health Care and Social Assistance, Hilltops Council area: +21 Arts and Recreation Services, Hilltops Council area: +10 Other Services, Hilltops Council area: +25 Industry not classified, Hilltops Council area: +141
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

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Hilltops Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,568 people or 20.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (823 people or 10.9%)
  • Retail Trade (822 people or 10.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 3,213 people in total or 42.4% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, NSW employed 2.1% 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 the resident workforce of the Hilltops Council area and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (20.7% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.0% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.9% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (10.9% compared to 12.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Industry not classified (+141 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (-126 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (-117 resident workforce)
  • Construction (+82 resident workforce)

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