Lithgow City Council

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Lithgow City Council , Mining is the largest employer, generating 900 FTE jobs in 2022/23.

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 2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2193.12.32213.22.4-2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3044.31.22864.11.1+18
Wholesale Trade1301.83.31912.83.8-62
Retail Trade4916.98.45517.98.4-60
Accommodation and Food Services4516.35.34446.45.5+7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2904.15.43685.35.7-78
Information Media and Telecommunications220.32.2390.62.7-17
Financial and Insurance Services1201.75.91161.75.3+4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services911.31.8841.21.9+7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1942.711.01832.610.4+11
Administrative and Support Services2203.12.91872.72.9+32
Public Administration and Safety81911.56.276611.05.5+53
Education and Training4786.78.04816.97.8-3
Health Care and Social Assistance78511.113.56549.411.8+132
Arts and Recreation Services841.21.4570.81.5+27
Other Services2904.13.52553.73.7+35
Total industries7,101100.0100.06,945100.0100.0+157

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©2023. Compiled and presented in 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 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining (900 people or 12.7%)
  • Construction (857 people or 12.1%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (819 people or 11.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,576 people in total or 36.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 1.2% in Mining; 10.3% in Construction and 6.2% 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 (12.7% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.7% compared to 11.0%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (11.5% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.7% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Lithgow City Council increased by increased by 157 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2017/18 and 2022/23 in Lithgow City Council were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+141 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+132 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+53 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Other Services (+35 full-time equivalent local workers)

Lithgow City Council

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