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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Sydney Eastern Suburbs, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 15,467 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 the Sydney Eastern Suburbs.

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 Sydney Eastern Suburbs'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
Sydney Eastern Suburbs2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1190.12.51860.22.9-68
Mining580.11.2700.11.5-13
Manufacturing1,6251.87.91,8342.28.8-209
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2300.31.11980.21.2+32
Construction9,46610.410.78,0939.89.1+1,374
Wholesale Trade1,3081.43.81,4791.84.3-172
Retail Trade7,9768.88.37,6369.28.9+339
Accommodation and Food Services7,6018.45.77,3068.86.1+295
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,9555.55.74,2405.15.7+715
Information Media and Telecommunications1,2811.42.61,1501.42.8+131
Financial and Insurance Services1,9822.25.21,9392.35.4+43
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,0583.41.92,3322.81.8+726
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8,4689.310.46,6348.09.3+1,834
Administrative and Support Services2,4732.73.03,0793.73.3-605
Public Administration and Safety5,3365.95.55,2146.35.8+123
Education and Training12,99314.37.511,82214.36.9+1,170
Health Care and Social Assistance15,46717.011.413,87416.810.6+1,594
Arts and Recreation Services2,6462.91.52,2992.81.5+347
Other Services3,7714.23.83,3174.04.0+454

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, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 0.1% Mining, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 0.1% Manufacturing, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 1.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 0.3% Construction, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 10.4% Wholesale Trade, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 1.4% Retail Trade, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 8.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 8.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 5.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 3.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 9.3% Administrative and Support Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 5.9% Education and Training, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 14.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 17.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.9% Other Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 4.2%
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, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -68 Mining, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -13 Manufacturing, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -209 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +32 Construction, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +1,374 Wholesale Trade, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -172 Retail Trade, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +339 Accommodation and Food Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +295 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +715 Information Media and Telecommunications, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +131 Financial and Insurance Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +43 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +726 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +1,834 Administrative and Support Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -605 Public Administration and Safety, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +123 Education and Training, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +1,170 Health Care and Social Assistance, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +1,594 Arts and Recreation Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +347 Other Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +454
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 Sydney Eastern Suburbs in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (15,467 full-time equivalent local workers or 17.0%)
  • Education and Training (12,993 full-time equivalent local workers or 14.3%)
  • Construction (9,466 full-time equivalent local workers or 10.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 37,926 people in total or 41.8% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 11.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 7.5% in Education and Training; and 10.7% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Education and Training (14.3% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.0% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (1.8% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.2% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs increased by 8,110 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 the Sydney Eastern Suburbs were for those employed in:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+1,834 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,594 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+1,374 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,170 full-time equivalent local workers)

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