City of Kingston

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Kingston, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 15,860 FTE jobs in 2020/21.

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 Kingston2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3870.52.75510.73.6-164
Mining1250.20.4850.10.4+40
Manufacturing15,86020.98.817,80723.710.0-1,947
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,8142.41.41,0631.41.4+751
Construction9,23512.110.38,64311.59.7+592
Wholesale Trade6,7398.93.76,0888.13.9+651
Retail Trade8,44011.18.68,90411.89.3-463
Accommodation and Food Services2,5983.44.33,1764.25.4-578
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,3805.85.64,1495.55.8+231
Information Media and Telecommunications6720.92.08311.12.3-159
Financial and Insurance Services1,1311.54.61,0161.44.2+114
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8431.11.69161.21.7-73
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,2835.610.74,1225.59.3+161
Administrative and Support Services1,9472.62.82,3023.13.3-355
Public Administration and Safety2,0962.86.02,1332.85.1-37
Education and Training4,9316.58.93,9135.28.0+1,018
Health Care and Social Assistance6,0908.012.55,0766.711.1+1,014
Arts and Recreation Services1,0891.41.89521.31.8+136
Other Services3,3544.43.33,5234.73.6-168
Total industries76,013100.0100.075,249100.0100.0+764

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 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (15,860 people or 20.9%)
  • Construction (9,235 people or 12.1%)
  • Retail Trade (8,440 people or 11.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 33,535 people in total or 44.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 8.8% in Manufacturing; 10.3% 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 (20.9% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Wholesale Trade (8.9% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.6% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (8.0% compared to 12.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Kingston increased by increased by 764 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in the City of Kingston were for those employed in:

  • Education and Training (+1,018 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,014 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+751 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+651 full-time equivalent local workers)

City of Kingston

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