Sutherland Shire

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Sutherland Shire, Construction is the largest employer, generating 10,261 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 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.

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
Sutherland Shire2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1810.32.51140.23.0+67
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6981.11.14440.81.3+255
Wholesale Trade1,8783.03.62,0883.74.3-210
Retail Trade8,57413.78.57,91914.18.9+655
Accommodation and Food Services4,0846.55.84,1467.46.0-62
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,0523.35.91,8353.35.8+217
Information Media and Telecommunications3210.52.34140.72.5-93
Financial and Insurance Services1,3262.15.31,2242.25.5+102
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,1291.81.91,0971.92.0+32
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,4428.710.84,8698.69.1+573
Administrative and Support Services1,5782.53.01,5452.73.0+33
Public Administration and Safety2,0663.35.62,0983.75.8-33
Education and Training5,5158.87.44,5178.07.2+997
Health Care and Social Assistance9,12714.611.67,51313.310.7+1,615
Arts and Recreation Services1,1771.91.59391.71.4+238
Other Services3,1495.03.83,2005.74.2-52
Total industries62,607100.0100.056,313100.0100.0+6,295

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 Sutherland Shire in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (10,261 people or 16.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (9,127 people or 14.6%)
  • Retail Trade (8,574 people or 13.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 27,961 people in total or 44.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.7% in Construction; 11.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 8.5% 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 (16.4% compared to 10.7%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.7% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.1% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (14.6% compared to 11.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Sutherland Shire increased by increased by 6,295 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 Sutherland Shire were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+2,654 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,615 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+997 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+655 full-time equivalent local workers)

Sutherland Shire Council

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