Sutherland Shire

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Sutherland Shire, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 10,672 FTE jobs in 2022/23.

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 Shire2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2030.32.31260.22.4+77
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6460.91.25440.91.1+102
Wholesale Trade2,1593.23.31,8612.93.8+298
Retail Trade8,99413.28.47,87512.58.4+1,119
Accommodation and Food Services4,3066.35.34,1806.65.5+125
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,2263.35.41,9593.15.7+267
Information Media and Telecommunications5530.82.24440.72.7+109
Financial and Insurance Services1,8252.75.91,4322.35.3+392
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,1581.71.81,1261.81.9+32
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6,6379.711.05,4308.610.4+1,207
Administrative and Support Services1,7342.52.91,7832.82.9-49
Public Administration and Safety2,5173.76.22,0963.35.5+421
Education and Training6,3769.38.05,4138.67.8+962
Health Care and Social Assistance10,67215.613.58,92414.111.8+1,748
Arts and Recreation Services1,0301.51.41,0671.71.5-37
Other Services3,0214.43.53,0264.83.7-5
Total industries68,280100.0100.063,105100.0100.0+5,175

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). 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 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (10,672 people or 15.6%)
  • Construction (10,476 people or 15.3%)
  • Retail Trade (8,994 people or 13.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 30,142 people in total or 44.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 13.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.3% in Construction and 8.4% 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 (15.3% compared to 10.3%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.2% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.7% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (3.7% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Sutherland Shire increased by increased by 5,175 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2017/18 and 2022/23 in Sutherland Shire were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,748 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+1,207 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+1,119 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+962 full-time equivalent local workers)

Sutherland Shire Council

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