Lithgow City Council

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Lithgow City Council , Mining is the largest employer, generating 941 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 Lithgow City Council .

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 Lithgow City Council '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
Lithgow City Council 2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3454.92.62353.42.8+110
Mining94113.41.31,12516.11.3-184
Manufacturing6178.87.14236.07.7+194
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4045.81.23735.31.2+32
Construction4266.19.84236.09.6+3
Wholesale Trade1201.73.31732.53.8-53
Retail Trade4646.68.55577.98.6-92
Accommodation and Food Services3645.24.94466.45.7-82
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3795.45.44506.45.8-71
Information Media and Telecommunications80.12.2450.62.5-38
Financial and Insurance Services1482.15.61181.75.3+30
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services721.01.8811.22.0-9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1812.611.41952.810.2-13
Administrative and Support Services1702.43.02042.93.3-34
Public Administration and Safety78111.16.374910.75.6+32
Education and Training5207.48.34776.87.7+43
Health Care and Social Assistance85212.112.36258.911.5+226
Arts and Recreation Services310.41.5530.81.6-22
Other Services2002.93.62583.73.9-58
Total industries7,024100.0100.07,012100.0100.0+12

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 Lithgow City Council in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining (941 people or 13.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (852 people or 12.1%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (781 people or 11.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,574 people in total or 36.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 1.3% in Mining; 12.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 6.3% in Public Administration and Safety.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (13.4% compared to 1.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.6% compared to 11.4%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (11.1% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (5.8% compared to 1.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Lithgow City Council increased by increased by 12 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 Lithgow City Council were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+226 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+194 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+110 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+43 full-time equivalent local workers)

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