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Employment by industry (FTE)

In Lithgow City Council , Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 930 FTE jobs in 2018/19.

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 2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2353.32.52603.53.0-25
Mining75610.61.11,45019.81.4-694
Manufacturing6288.87.54546.28.5+174
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2533.61.13504.81.3-97
Construction5017.010.75437.49.4-42
Wholesale Trade1542.23.61602.24.3-5
Retail Trade5087.18.55437.48.9-35
Accommodation and Food Services5287.45.84796.56.0+49
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3905.55.93825.25.8+8
Information Media and Telecommunications380.52.3420.62.5-4
Financial and Insurance Services1442.05.31151.65.5+29
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services821.21.9751.02.0+7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1962.710.81752.49.1+21
Administrative and Support Services2012.83.01952.73.0+6
Public Administration and Safety77610.95.674610.25.8+29
Education and Training4726.67.44355.97.2+38
Health Care and Social Assistance93013.011.66018.210.7+329
Arts and Recreation Services681.01.5400.61.4+28
Other Services2773.93.82853.94.2-9
Total industries7,137100.0100.07,330100.0100.0-193

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. 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 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (930 people or 13.0%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (776 people or 10.9%)
  • Mining (756 people or 10.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,462 people in total or 34.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 11.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 5.6% in Public Administration and Safety and 1.1% in Mining.

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 (10.6% compared to 1.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.7% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (10.9% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (7.0% compared to 10.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Lithgow City Council increased by decreased by -193 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Lithgow City Council were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+329 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+174 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+49 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+38 full-time equivalent local workers)

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