Hornsby Shire

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Hornsby Shire, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 6,999 FTE jobs in 2018/19.

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 Hornsby Shire.

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 Hornsby Shire'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
Hornsby Shire2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4951.32.55511.53.0-56
Mining40.01.1240.11.4-20
Manufacturing2,6946.97.52,7567.38.5-62
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2330.61.12730.71.3-40
Construction3,5969.110.73,5659.49.4+30
Wholesale Trade1,4513.73.61,6804.44.3-228
Retail Trade4,64911.88.54,67512.48.9-26
Accommodation and Food Services2,1125.45.82,3966.36.0-284
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,6274.15.91,6074.35.8+20
Information Media and Telecommunications7151.82.35891.62.5+126
Financial and Insurance Services8922.35.38352.25.5+57
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5871.51.96481.72.0-61
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,3018.410.82,9787.99.1+324
Administrative and Support Services1,0072.63.09902.63.0+17
Public Administration and Safety1,1643.05.61,1513.05.8+13
Education and Training5,03812.87.44,54812.07.2+490
Health Care and Social Assistance6,99917.811.65,92215.710.7+1,077
Arts and Recreation Services7191.81.54581.21.4+261
Other Services2,0425.23.82,1165.64.2-74
Total industries39,325100.0100.037,760100.0100.0+1,564

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in the Hornsby Shire in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,999 people or 17.8%)
  • Education and Training (5,038 people or 12.8%)
  • Retail Trade (4,649 people or 11.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 16,686 people in total or 42.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 11.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 7.4% in Education and Training and 8.5% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the Hornsby Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.8% compared to 11.6%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Education and Training (12.8% compared to 7.4%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (11.8% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.3% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the Hornsby Shire increased by increased by 1,564 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Hornsby Shire were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,077 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+490 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+324 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+261 full-time equivalent local workers)

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