City of Parramatta

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Parramatta, Construction is the largest employer, generating 21,385 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 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 the 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.

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
City of Parramatta2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1720.12.51820.13.0-10
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,8661.81.13,1462.31.3-280
Wholesale Trade6,8774.33.67,7355.64.3-858
Retail Trade8,4845.48.58,4756.28.9+9
Accommodation and Food Services5,0923.25.84,6093.46.0+483
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6,3944.05.96,2354.65.8+159
Information Media and Telecommunications1,6491.02.31,8451.32.5-195
Financial and Insurance Services14,8909.45.313,5509.95.5+1,341
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,5971.61.92,3651.72.0+231
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services12,9968.210.89,1516.79.1+3,845
Administrative and Support Services5,1133.23.03,9272.93.0+1,186
Public Administration and Safety18,66311.85.616,15711.85.8+2,505
Education and Training8,8185.67.46,8525.07.2+1,967
Health Care and Social Assistance19,27412.211.617,41912.710.7+1,856
Arts and Recreation Services3,0001.91.52,0141.51.4+985
Other Services5,3253.43.85,3673.94.2-42
Total industries158,444100.0100.0136,916100.0100.0+21,528

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in 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 the City of Parramatta in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (21,385 people or 13.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (19,274 people or 12.2%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (18,663 people or 11.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 59,322 people in total or 37.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.7% in Construction; 11.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 5.6% in Public Administration and Safety.

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 5.6%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (9.4% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (5.4% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (13.5% compared to 10.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Parramatta increased by increased by 21,528 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 the City of Parramatta were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+8,894 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+3,845 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+2,505 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,967 full-time equivalent local workers)

City of Parramatta

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