The Hills Shire

Employment by industry (FTE)

In The Hills Shire, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 11,852 FTE jobs in 2022/23.

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.

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
The Hills Shire2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6140.92.35440.82.4+70
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3520.51.22790.41.1+73
Wholesale Trade2,2663.13.32,7524.23.8-486
Retail Trade11,47915.98.410,14315.48.4+1,336
Accommodation and Food Services3,2594.55.32,9244.45.5+336
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2141.75.41,0181.55.7+196
Information Media and Telecommunications7321.02.29411.42.7-209
Financial and Insurance Services3,2984.65.92,1563.35.3+1,142
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,5512.21.81,4582.21.9+93
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7,71010.711.07,45011.310.4+261
Administrative and Support Services1,4031.92.91,4482.22.9-44
Public Administration and Safety1,4212.06.21,2031.85.5+218
Education and Training6,3008.88.04,6377.17.8+1,663
Health Care and Social Assistance11,85216.513.58,34212.711.8+3,510
Arts and Recreation Services8571.21.47651.21.5+92
Other Services2,9594.13.52,5803.93.7+379
Total industries71,988100.0100.065,771100.0100.0+6,217

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©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 full-time equivalent local workers in The Hills Shire in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (11,852 people or 16.5%)
  • Retail Trade (11,479 people or 15.9%)
  • Construction (9,630 people or 13.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 32,961 people in total or 45.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 13.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.4% in Retail Trade and 10.3% in Construction.

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 (15.9% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (2.0% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (1.7% compared to 5.4%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (13.4% compared to 10.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in The Hills Shire increased by increased by 6,217 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2017/18 and 2022/23 in The Hills Shire were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+3,510 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,663 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+1,336 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+1,142 full-time equivalent local workers)

The Hills Shire Council

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