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Employment by industry (FTE)

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In Penrith City, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 9,099 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 Penrith City.

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 Penrith City'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
Penrith City2016/172011/12Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Greater Sydney%Number%Greater Sydney%2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7821.20.47611.30.6+21
Mining2800.40.48461.51.2-567
Manufacturing7,36911.17.75,78210.06.8+1,587
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,1711.81.01,1011.91.1+70
Construction8,63613.08.96,37911.08.4+2,257
Wholesale Trade2,2433.44.42,2073.85.1+36
Retail Trade6,91610.48.26,66111.58.7+255
Accommodation and Food Services3,5985.45.53,6126.25.7-14
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,3908.16.33,8166.66.5+1,573
Information Media and Telecommunications4590.73.24640.83.6-5
Financial and Insurance Services8341.36.78211.47.1+12
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,1021.72.19221.62.0+180
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,5653.912.92,1243.711.6+441
Administrative and Support Services1,7452.63.41,5682.73.5+177
Public Administration and Safety4,3876.65.44,5397.95.8-152
Education and Training6,1419.27.35,4629.46.7+679
Health Care and Social Assistance9,09913.710.87,26312.69.9+1,836
Arts and Recreation Services9111.41.77321.31.6+179
Other Services2,8454.33.72,7594.84.0+86

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. 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

Employment (FTE) 2016/17
Employment (FTE) 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Mining, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Manufacturing, Greater Sydney: 7.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Sydney: 1.0% Construction, Greater Sydney: 8.9% Wholesale Trade, Greater Sydney: 4.4% Retail Trade, Greater Sydney: 8.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Sydney: 5.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Sydney: 6.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Sydney: 3.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Sydney: 6.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Sydney: 2.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Sydney: 12.9% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Sydney: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Sydney: 5.4% Education and Training, Greater Sydney: 7.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Sydney: 10.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Sydney: 1.7% Other Services, Greater Sydney: 3.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Penrith City: 1.2% Mining, Penrith City: 0.4% Manufacturing, Penrith City: 11.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Penrith City: 1.8% Construction, Penrith City: 13.0% Wholesale Trade, Penrith City: 3.4% Retail Trade, Penrith City: 10.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Penrith City: 5.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Penrith City: 8.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Penrith City: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Penrith City: 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Penrith City: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Penrith City: 3.9% Administrative and Support Services, Penrith City: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, Penrith City: 6.6% Education and Training, Penrith City: 9.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Penrith City: 13.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Penrith City: 1.4% Other Services, Penrith City: 4.3%
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, Penrith City: +21 Mining, Penrith City: -567 Manufacturing, Penrith City: +1,587 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Penrith City: +70 Construction, Penrith City: +2,257 Wholesale Trade, Penrith City: +36 Retail Trade, Penrith City: +255 Accommodation and Food Services, Penrith City: -14 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Penrith City: +1,573 Information Media and Telecommunications, Penrith City: -5 Financial and Insurance Services, Penrith City: +12 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Penrith City: +180 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Penrith City: +441 Administrative and Support Services, Penrith City: +177 Public Administration and Safety, Penrith City: -152 Education and Training, Penrith City: +679 Health Care and Social Assistance, Penrith City: +1,836 Arts and Recreation Services, Penrith City: +179 Other Services, Penrith City: +86
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 Penrith City in 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (9,099 full-time equivalent local workers or 13.7%)
  • Construction (8,636 full-time equivalent local workers or 13.0%)
  • Manufacturing (7,369 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 25,104 people in total or 37.8% of local workers.

In comparison, Greater Sydney employed 10.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.9% in Construction; and 7.7% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of Penrith City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (13.0% compared to 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (11.1% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.9% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.3% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in Penrith City increased by 8,653 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 Penrith City were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+2,257 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,836 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+1,587 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+1,573 full-time equivalent local workers)

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