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The Hills Shire

Employment by industry (FTE)

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In The Hills Shire, Retail Trade is the largest employer, generating 9,725 FTE jobs in 2016/17.

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 Hills 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 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.

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
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 Fishing5520.92.66191.13.2-67
Mining1930.31.31060.21.4+88
Manufacturing4,9637.97.94,9399.19.2+24
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2910.51.22410.41.3+50
Construction9,63815.39.06,58012.18.6+3,058
Wholesale Trade2,9714.73.93,2836.04.4-312
Retail Trade9,72515.58.59,60617.79.0+118
Accommodation and Food Services3,0034.85.82,8195.26.0+184
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9401.55.98561.65.9+85
Information Media and Telecommunications8381.32.57101.32.7+129
Financial and Insurance Services2,0093.25.32,1343.95.4-125
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,3812.21.91,0952.01.8+286
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7,42611.810.66,97212.89.3+454
Administrative and Support Services1,5562.53.21,5442.83.2+11
Public Administration and Safety1,2302.05.71,2062.25.8+24
Education and Training4,2576.87.53,2566.06.9+1,001
Health Care and Social Assistance8,42213.411.65,1869.610.3+3,236
Arts and Recreation Services7861.21.66681.21.4+118
Other Services2,7374.43.92,4594.54.1+278

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 (FTE) 2016/17
Employment (FTE) 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.6% Mining, New South Wales: 1.3% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 7.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.2% Construction, New South Wales: 9.0% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.9% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 8.5% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 5.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.5% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 10.6% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.7% Education and Training, New South Wales: 7.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 11.6% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.6% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, The Hills Shire: 0.9% Mining, The Hills Shire: 0.3% Manufacturing, The Hills Shire: 7.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, The Hills Shire: 0.5% Construction, The Hills Shire: 15.3% Wholesale Trade, The Hills Shire: 4.7% Retail Trade, The Hills Shire: 15.5% Accommodation and Food Services, The Hills Shire: 4.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, The Hills Shire: 1.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, The Hills Shire: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, The Hills Shire: 3.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, The Hills Shire: 2.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, The Hills Shire: 11.8% Administrative and Support Services, The Hills Shire: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, The Hills Shire: 2.0% Education and Training, The Hills Shire: 6.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, The Hills Shire: 13.4% Arts and Recreation Services, The Hills Shire: 1.2% 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 (FTE), 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in employment (FTE), 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, The Hills Shire: -67 Mining, The Hills Shire: +88 Manufacturing, The Hills Shire: +24 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, The Hills Shire: +50 Construction, The Hills Shire: +3,058 Wholesale Trade, The Hills Shire: -312 Retail Trade, The Hills Shire: +118 Accommodation and Food Services, The Hills Shire: +184 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, The Hills Shire: +85 Information Media and Telecommunications, The Hills Shire: +129 Financial and Insurance Services, The Hills Shire: -125 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, The Hills Shire: +286 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, The Hills Shire: +454 Administrative and Support Services, The Hills Shire: +11 Public Administration and Safety, The Hills Shire: +24 Education and Training, The Hills Shire: +1,001 Health Care and Social Assistance, The Hills Shire: +3,236 Arts and Recreation Services, The Hills Shire: +118 Other Services, The Hills Shire: +278
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 full-time equivalent local workers in The Hills Shire in 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Retail Trade (9,725 full-time equivalent local workers or 15.5%)
  • Construction (9,638 full-time equivalent local workers or 15.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8,422 full-time equivalent local workers or 13.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 27,784 people in total or 44.2% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.5% in Retail Trade; 9.0% in Construction; and 11.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (15.5% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (15.3% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (1.5% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (2.0% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in The Hills Shire increased by 8,638 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+3,236 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+3,058 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,001 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+454 full-time equivalent local workers)

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