City of Kingston

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Kingston, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 17,978 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 City of Kingston.

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 City of Kingston'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
City of Kingston2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6110.83.24660.63.6+144
Mining1190.10.5750.10.5+44
Manufacturing17,97822.59.318,02524.510.5-47
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,1901.51.51,2511.71.4-61
Construction10,16612.710.57,44010.19.5+2,727
Wholesale Trade6,3918.03.76,4408.74.2-50
Retail Trade8,74510.98.68,66411.89.3+81
Accommodation and Food Services3,0203.84.73,1354.35.4-115
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,2715.35.74,0435.55.7+228
Information Media and Telecommunications8001.01.98521.22.4-52
Financial and Insurance Services1,0791.34.31,0031.44.2+76
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,1511.41.79351.31.7+216
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,0936.410.43,9575.49.4+1,136
Administrative and Support Services2,3262.93.22,1022.93.1+224
Public Administration and Safety2,2792.85.52,1222.95.2+156
Education and Training4,1035.18.13,7755.17.8+328
Health Care and Social Assistance5,9167.411.94,8546.610.6+1,062
Arts and Recreation Services1,0291.31.89611.31.8+68
Other Services3,7374.73.63,5364.83.7+200
Total industries80,005100.0100.073,639100.0100.0+6,366

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 City of Kingston in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (17,978 people or 22.5%)
  • Construction (10,166 people or 12.7%)
  • Retail Trade (8,745 people or 10.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 36,889 people in total or 46.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 9.3% in Manufacturing; 10.5% in Construction and 8.6% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the City of Kingston and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (22.5% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (7.4% compared to 11.9%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Wholesale Trade (8.0% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (6.4% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Kingston increased by increased by 6,366 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 City of Kingston were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+2,727 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+1,136 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,062 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+328 full-time equivalent local workers)

City of Kingston

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