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Sutherland Shire

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Sutherland Shire, Construction is the largest employer, generating 12,144 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 Sutherland Shire.

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 Sutherland Shire'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
Sutherland Shire2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1650.32.51160.22.9+50
Mining390.11.2880.21.5-49
Manufacturing4,5657.07.95,4489.68.8-884
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5920.91.14000.71.2+191
Construction12,14418.710.76,65511.79.1+5,489
Wholesale Trade1,8672.93.82,1053.74.3-238
Retail Trade7,75311.98.38,08414.28.9-331
Accommodation and Food Services4,3646.75.74,6378.26.1-274
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,8532.95.71,8393.25.7+14
Information Media and Telecommunications3640.62.64860.92.8-122
Financial and Insurance Services1,3512.15.21,2242.25.4+127
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,2722.01.91,0501.81.8+222
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,6708.710.45,1789.19.3+492
Administrative and Support Services1,7352.73.01,6452.93.3+91
Public Administration and Safety2,1463.35.52,1713.85.8-25
Education and Training5,0887.87.54,4487.86.9+641
Health Care and Social Assistance9,57814.711.47,32012.910.6+2,258
Arts and Recreation Services1,0421.61.59031.61.5+139
Other Services3,4355.33.83,0765.44.0+359

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, Sutherland Shire: 0.3% Mining, Sutherland Shire: 0.1% Manufacturing, Sutherland Shire: 7.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sutherland Shire: 0.9% Construction, Sutherland Shire: 18.7% Wholesale Trade, Sutherland Shire: 2.9% Retail Trade, Sutherland Shire: 11.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Sutherland Shire: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sutherland Shire: 2.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Sutherland Shire: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Sutherland Shire: 2.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sutherland Shire: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sutherland Shire: 8.7% Administrative and Support Services, Sutherland Shire: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, Sutherland Shire: 3.3% Education and Training, Sutherland Shire: 7.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Sutherland Shire: 14.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Sutherland Shire: 1.6% Other Services, Sutherland Shire: 5.3%
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, Sutherland Shire: +50 Mining, Sutherland Shire: -49 Manufacturing, Sutherland Shire: -884 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sutherland Shire: +191 Construction, Sutherland Shire: +5,489 Wholesale Trade, Sutherland Shire: -238 Retail Trade, Sutherland Shire: -331 Accommodation and Food Services, Sutherland Shire: -274 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sutherland Shire: +14 Information Media and Telecommunications, Sutherland Shire: -122 Financial and Insurance Services, Sutherland Shire: +127 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sutherland Shire: +222 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sutherland Shire: +492 Administrative and Support Services, Sutherland Shire: +91 Public Administration and Safety, Sutherland Shire: -25 Education and Training, Sutherland Shire: +641 Health Care and Social Assistance, Sutherland Shire: +2,258 Arts and Recreation Services, Sutherland Shire: +139 Other Services, Sutherland Shire: +359
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 Sutherland Shire in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (12,144 full-time equivalent local workers or 18.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (9,578 full-time equivalent local workers or 14.7%)
  • Retail Trade (7,753 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 29,475 people in total or 45.3% of local workers.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (18.7% compared to 10.7%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (11.9% compared to 8.3%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (14.7% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.1% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in Sutherland Shire increased by 8,151 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 Sutherland Shire were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+5,489 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,258 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-884 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+641 full-time equivalent local workers)

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