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The Hills Shire

Employment by industry (Total)

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In The Hills Shire, Retail Trade is the largest employer, generating 13,258 local jobs in 2016/17.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in The Hills Shire. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in The Hills Shire regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of The Hills 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.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

NOTE: 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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Employment (total) by industry
The Hills Shire2016/172011/12Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9901.32.38771.42.4+113
Mining2590.31.11090.21.1+150
Manufacturing5,0856.77.05,2948.28.6-209
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2840.41.12740.41.3+11
Construction9,93913.18.07,52311.67.8+2,416
Wholesale Trade3,2564.33.53,8305.94.4-573
Retail Trade13,25817.49.912,23718.910.1+1,022
Accommodation and Food Services4,7836.37.23,6615.76.9+1,123
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,0221.35.29221.45.4+100
Information Media and Telecommunications1,0081.32.58671.32.7+142
Financial and Insurance Services2,3693.15.12,5544.05.1-185
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,6562.21.91,1911.81.8+465
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7,64210.18.77,07710.98.1+565
Administrative and Support Services2,2172.93.61,8512.93.4+365
Public Administration and Safety1,4821.95.91,4152.26.0+66
Education and Training6,1078.08.64,7747.47.9+1,333
Health Care and Social Assistance10,12513.312.76,51610.111.2+3,608
Arts and Recreation Services1,1591.51.89551.51.7+204
Other Services3,3474.43.82,7064.24.0+642

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. 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

Employment (total) by industry 2016/17
Employment (total) by industry 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.3% Mining, New South Wales: 1.1% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 7.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.1% Construction, New South Wales: 8.0% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.5% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.9% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.5% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.7% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.9% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 12.7% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.8% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, The Hills Shire: 1.3% Mining, The Hills Shire: 0.3% Manufacturing, The Hills Shire: 6.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, The Hills Shire: 0.4% Construction, The Hills Shire: 13.1% Wholesale Trade, The Hills Shire: 4.3% Retail Trade, The Hills Shire: 17.4% Accommodation and Food Services, The Hills Shire: 6.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, The Hills Shire: 1.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, The Hills Shire: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, The Hills Shire: 3.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, The Hills Shire: 2.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, The Hills Shire: 10.1% Administrative and Support Services, The Hills Shire: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, The Hills Shire: 1.9% Education and Training, The Hills Shire: 8.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, The Hills Shire: 13.3% Arts and Recreation Services, The Hills Shire: 1.5% Other Services, The Hills Shire: 4.4%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, The Hills Shire: +113 Mining, The Hills Shire: +150 Manufacturing, The Hills Shire: -209 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, The Hills Shire: +11 Construction, The Hills Shire: +2,416 Wholesale Trade, The Hills Shire: -573 Retail Trade, The Hills Shire: +1,022 Accommodation and Food Services, The Hills Shire: +1,123 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, The Hills Shire: +100 Information Media and Telecommunications, The Hills Shire: +142 Financial and Insurance Services, The Hills Shire: -185 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, The Hills Shire: +465 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, The Hills Shire: +565 Administrative and Support Services, The Hills Shire: +365 Public Administration and Safety, The Hills Shire: +66 Education and Training, The Hills Shire: +1,333 Health Care and Social Assistance, The Hills Shire: +3,608 Arts and Recreation Services, The Hills Shire: +204 Other Services, The Hills Shire: +642
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in The Hills Shire in 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Retail Trade (13,258 people or 17.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (10,125 people or 13.3%)
  • Construction (9,939 people or 13.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 33,322 people in total or 43.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 9.9% in Retail Trade; 12.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 8.0% in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of The Hills Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (17.4% compared to 9.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Construction (13.1% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (1.9% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (1.3% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in The Hills Shire increased by 11,356 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in The Hills Shire were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+3,608 local workers)
  • Construction (+2,416 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,333 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+1,123 local workers)

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