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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Northern Beaches Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 11,748 FTE jobs in 2017/18.

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 Northern Beaches Council area.

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 Northern Beaches Council area'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.

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 the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Northern Beaches Council area2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6330.72.53380.42.9+294
Mining400.01.21180.11.5-78
Manufacturing7,1478.27.96,6708.48.8+478
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6560.81.14710.61.2+186
Construction9,32810.810.78,60710.89.1+721
Wholesale Trade4,8415.63.86,0187.54.3-1,177
Retail Trade10,69112.38.310,31212.98.9+379
Accommodation and Food Services6,2157.25.76,2587.86.1-43
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,6113.05.71,9562.55.7+655
Information Media and Telecommunications1,9232.22.61,6112.02.8+312
Financial and Insurance Services1,7592.05.21,7972.35.4-38
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,9382.21.91,7802.21.8+159
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8,95710.310.48,52910.79.3+429
Administrative and Support Services2,7883.23.02,7773.53.3+10
Public Administration and Safety2,3552.75.52,4033.05.8-48
Education and Training6,9288.07.55,8177.36.9+1,111
Health Care and Social Assistance11,74813.511.48,95711.210.6+2,791
Arts and Recreation Services2,0952.41.51,4151.81.5+680
Other Services4,0714.73.83,9545.04.0+117

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (FTE) 2017/18
Employment (FTE) 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.5% Mining, New South Wales: 1.2% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 7.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.1% Construction, New South Wales: 10.7% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.8% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 8.3% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 5.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.6% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 10.4% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.5% Education and Training, New South Wales: 7.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 11.4% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Northern Beaches Council area: 0.7% Mining, Northern Beaches Council area: 0.0% Manufacturing, Northern Beaches Council area: 8.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Beaches Council area: 0.8% Construction, Northern Beaches Council area: 10.8% Wholesale Trade, Northern Beaches Council area: 5.6% Retail Trade, Northern Beaches Council area: 12.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Beaches Council area: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Beaches Council area: 3.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Beaches Council area: 10.3% Administrative and Support Services, Northern Beaches Council area: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.7% Education and Training, Northern Beaches Council area: 8.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Beaches Council area: 13.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.4% Other Services, Northern Beaches Council area: 4.7%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Northern Beaches Council area: +294 Mining, Northern Beaches Council area: -78 Manufacturing, Northern Beaches Council area: +478 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Beaches Council area: +186 Construction, Northern Beaches Council area: +721 Wholesale Trade, Northern Beaches Council area: -1,177 Retail Trade, Northern Beaches Council area: +379 Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Beaches Council area: -43 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Beaches Council area: +655 Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Beaches Council area: +312 Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Beaches Council area: -38 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Beaches Council area: +159 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Beaches Council area: +429 Administrative and Support Services, Northern Beaches Council area: +10 Public Administration and Safety, Northern Beaches Council area: -48 Education and Training, Northern Beaches Council area: +1,111 Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Beaches Council area: +2,791 Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Beaches Council area: +680 Other Services, Northern Beaches Council area: +117
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in Northern Beaches Council area in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (11,748 full-time equivalent local workers or 13.5%)
  • Retail Trade (10,691 full-time equivalent local workers or 12.3%)
  • Construction (9,328 full-time equivalent local workers or 10.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 31,767 people in total or 36.6% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 11.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.3% in Retail Trade; and 10.7% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (12.3% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.0% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (2.7% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (3.0% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the Northern Beaches Council area increased by 6,937 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the Northern Beaches Council area were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,791 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-1,177 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,111 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+721 full-time equivalent local workers)

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