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Sydney Eastern Suburbs

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Sydney Eastern Suburbs, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 16,356 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 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 the 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.

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
Sydney Eastern Suburbs2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1090.12.51940.23.0-85
Mining500.11.1720.11.4-22
Manufacturing1,5471.77.51,6372.08.5-90
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2120.21.11980.21.3+14
Construction9,78010.610.78,0219.79.4+1,759
Wholesale Trade1,1571.33.61,4561.84.3-299
Retail Trade8,7969.58.57,5719.18.9+1,225
Accommodation and Food Services7,6408.35.87,1318.66.0+509
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,3045.75.94,5325.55.8+772
Information Media and Telecommunications1,0761.22.31,0861.32.5-10
Financial and Insurance Services1,9462.15.31,9072.35.5+39
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,6262.81.92,6133.22.0+13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8,1108.810.86,4937.89.1+1,616
Administrative and Support Services2,3912.63.02,7573.33.0-366
Public Administration and Safety4,9155.35.65,1596.25.8-244
Education and Training13,76514.97.412,05314.57.2+1,712
Health Care and Social Assistance16,35617.711.613,98416.910.7+2,372
Arts and Recreation Services2,5052.71.52,2722.71.4+232
Other Services4,0424.43.83,7634.54.2+279
Total industries92,325100.0100.082,900100.0100.0+9,425

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (16,356 people or 17.7%)
  • Education and Training (13,765 people or 14.9%)
  • Construction (9,780 people or 10.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 39,900 people in total or 43.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 11.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 7.4% 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 (14.9% compared to 7.4%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.7% compared to 11.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (1.7% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.1% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs increased by increased by 9,425 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 the Sydney Eastern Suburbs were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,372 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+1,759 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,712 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+1,616 full-time equivalent local workers)

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