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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Parramatta, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 19,019 FTE jobs in 2016/17.

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 Parramatta.

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 City of Parramatta'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
City of Parramatta2016/172011/12Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1880.12.61200.13.2+68
Mining990.11.31240.11.4-25
Manufacturing15,37910.87.915,89011.69.2-511
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,6171.81.23,6692.71.3-1,052
Construction13,0679.29.010,9628.08.6+2,104
Wholesale Trade7,0354.93.97,8755.84.4-840
Retail Trade8,1225.78.58,6106.39.0-487
Accommodation and Food Services4,5993.25.84,5763.36.0+23
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,8654.15.96,6114.85.9-746
Information Media and Telecommunications1,6301.12.52,1681.62.7-538
Financial and Insurance Services13,5259.55.313,4959.95.4+30
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,5681.81.92,0731.51.8+495
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services11,5748.110.69,2276.79.3+2,346
Administrative and Support Services4,7203.33.24,1453.03.2+575
Public Administration and Safety16,75011.85.716,12511.85.8+625
Education and Training7,8425.57.56,2464.66.9+1,595
Health Care and Social Assistance19,01913.411.617,70612.910.3+1,313
Arts and Recreation Services2,3721.71.61,8541.41.4+519
Other Services5,1593.63.95,2843.94.1-125

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (FTE) 2016/17
Employment (FTE) 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.6% Mining, New South Wales: 1.3% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 7.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.2% Construction, New South Wales: 9.0% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.9% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 8.5% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 5.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.5% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 10.6% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.7% Education and Training, New South Wales: 7.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 11.6% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.6% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Parramatta: 0.1% Mining, City of Parramatta: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Parramatta: 10.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Parramatta: 1.8% Construction, City of Parramatta: 9.2% Wholesale Trade, City of Parramatta: 4.9% Retail Trade, City of Parramatta: 5.7% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Parramatta: 3.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Parramatta: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Parramatta: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Parramatta: 9.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Parramatta: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Parramatta: 8.1% Administrative and Support Services, City of Parramatta: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, City of Parramatta: 11.8% Education and Training, City of Parramatta: 5.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Parramatta: 13.4% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Parramatta: 1.7% Other Services, City of Parramatta: 3.6%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in employment (FTE), 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Parramatta: +68 Mining, City of Parramatta: -25 Manufacturing, City of Parramatta: -511 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Parramatta: -1,052 Construction, City of Parramatta: +2,104 Wholesale Trade, City of Parramatta: -840 Retail Trade, City of Parramatta: -487 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Parramatta: +23 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Parramatta: -746 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Parramatta: -538 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Parramatta: +30 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Parramatta: +495 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Parramatta: +2,346 Administrative and Support Services, City of Parramatta: +575 Public Administration and Safety, City of Parramatta: +625 Education and Training, City of Parramatta: +1,595 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Parramatta: +1,313 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Parramatta: +519 Other Services, City of Parramatta: -125
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
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 City of Parramatta in 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (19,019 full-time equivalent local workers or 13.4%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (16,750 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.8%)
  • Manufacturing (15,379 full-time equivalent local workers or 10.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 51,148 people in total or 36.0% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 11.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 5.7% in Public Administration and Safety; and 7.9% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (11.8% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (9.5% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (10.8% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (5.7% compared to 8.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the City of Parramatta increased by 5,369 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in the City of Parramatta were for those employed in:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+2,346 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+2,104 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,595 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,313 full-time equivalent local workers)

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