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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Inner West Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 8,323 FTE jobs in 2017/18.

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 Inner West 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 Inner West 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
Inner West Council area2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1070.22.51040.22.9+3
Mining110.01.2270.01.5-16
Manufacturing5,6309.07.95,6309.68.80
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1110.21.1850.11.2+26
Construction7,32311.710.75,2389.09.1+2,085
Wholesale Trade2,5444.13.82,7774.84.3-232
Retail Trade6,0799.78.36,45011.08.9-372
Accommodation and Food Services4,6997.55.74,5337.86.1+166
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,7154.35.73,0405.25.7-325
Information Media and Telecommunications1,3742.22.61,2732.22.8+101
Financial and Insurance Services1,2061.95.29631.65.4+243
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,2832.01.91,5952.71.8-312
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,8409.310.45,4659.49.3+374
Administrative and Support Services1,7582.83.01,9833.43.3-226
Public Administration and Safety4,0206.45.53,7186.45.8+302
Education and Training5,0258.07.54,1337.16.9+892
Health Care and Social Assistance8,32313.311.47,12412.210.6+1,199
Arts and Recreation Services1,3912.21.51,2102.11.5+181
Other Services3,2595.23.83,0325.24.0+227

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (FTE) 2017/18
Employment (FTE) 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.5% Mining, New South Wales: 1.2% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 7.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.1% Construction, New South Wales: 10.7% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.8% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 8.3% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 5.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.6% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 10.4% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.5% Education and Training, New South Wales: 7.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 11.4% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Inner West Council area: 0.2% Mining, Inner West Council area: 0.0% Manufacturing, Inner West Council area: 9.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Inner West Council area: 0.2% Construction, Inner West Council area: 11.7% Wholesale Trade, Inner West Council area: 4.1% Retail Trade, Inner West Council area: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Inner West Council area: 7.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Inner West Council area: 4.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Inner West Council area: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Inner West Council area: 1.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Inner West Council area: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Inner West Council area: 9.3% Administrative and Support Services, Inner West Council area: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, Inner West Council area: 6.4% Education and Training, Inner West Council area: 8.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Inner West Council area: 13.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Inner West Council area: 2.2% Other Services, Inner West Council area: 5.2%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Inner West Council area: +3 Mining, Inner West Council area: -16 Manufacturing, Inner West Council area: 0 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Inner West Council area: +26 Construction, Inner West Council area: +2,085 Wholesale Trade, Inner West Council area: -232 Retail Trade, Inner West Council area: -372 Accommodation and Food Services, Inner West Council area: +166 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Inner West Council area: -325 Information Media and Telecommunications, Inner West Council area: +101 Financial and Insurance Services, Inner West Council area: +243 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Inner West Council area: -312 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Inner West Council area: +374 Administrative and Support Services, Inner West Council area: -226 Public Administration and Safety, Inner West Council area: +302 Education and Training, Inner West Council area: +892 Health Care and Social Assistance, Inner West Council area: +1,199 Arts and Recreation Services, Inner West Council area: +181 Other Services, Inner West Council area: +227
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
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 Inner West Council area in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8,323 full-time equivalent local workers or 13.3%)
  • Construction (7,323 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.7%)
  • Retail Trade (6,079 full-time equivalent local workers or 9.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 21,725 people in total or 34.7% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 11.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.7% in Construction; and 8.3% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the Inner West Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (13.3% compared to 11.4%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (7.5% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.9% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.2% compared to 2.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the Inner West Council area increased by 4,316 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the Inner West Council area were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+2,085 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,199 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+892 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+374 full-time equivalent local workers)

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