The Hills Shire

Employment by industry (Total)

In The Hills Shire, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 15,445 local jobs in 2022/23.

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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
The Hills Shire2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6690.81.96520.82.1+17
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3820.41.13050.41.0+77
Wholesale Trade2,5152.83.02,9363.73.4-421
Retail Trade15,09917.19.413,73317.29.7+1,366
Accommodation and Food Services5,0305.76.54,5095.66.7+521
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,4291.65.21,1431.45.3+287
Information Media and Telecommunications8581.02.11,1041.42.5-246
Financial and Insurance Services3,6754.25.42,4853.14.9+1,190
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,7892.01.71,6402.11.8+149
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8,6499.810.08,28110.49.5+367
Administrative and Support Services1,8442.13.11,9292.43.2-85
Public Administration and Safety1,6581.96.01,4451.85.5+213
Education and Training8,2979.48.36,2907.98.4+2,007
Health Care and Social Assistance15,44517.414.810,96913.713.1+4,476
Arts and Recreation Services1,1971.41.61,1871.51.8+10
Other Services3,5634.03.53,1353.93.7+428
Total industries88,518100.0100.079,906100.0100.0+8,612

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©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 local workers in The Hills Shire in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (15,445 people or 17.4%)
  • Retail Trade (15,099 people or 17.1%)
  • Construction (10,979 people or 12.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 41,523 people in total or 46.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.4% in Retail Trade and 9.5% 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 the field of Retail Trade (17.1% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (1.9% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (1.6% compared to 5.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (12.4% compared to 9.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in The Hills Shire increased by 8,612 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+4,476 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+2,007 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+1,366 local workers)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+1,190 local workers)

The Hills Shire Council

economic profile