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.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector|
|The Hills Shire||2020/21||2015/16||Change|
|Industry||Number||%||New South Wales||Number||%||New South Wales||2015/16 - 2020/21|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||738||1.1||2.6||574||1.0||2.8||+163|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||561||0.8||1.2||278||0.5||1.2||+283|
|Accommodation and Food Services||2,488||3.7||4.9||2,921||4.8||5.7||-433|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||2,962||4.3||5.4||940||1.6||5.8||+2,022|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||831||1.2||2.2||797||1.3||2.5||+34|
|Financial and Insurance Services||2,235||3.3||5.6||2,034||3.4||5.3||+201|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||1,304||1.9||1.8||1,410||2.3||2.0||-106|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||7,424||10.9||11.4||7,174||11.9||10.2||+250|
|Administrative and Support Services||1,696||2.5||3.0||1,595||2.6||3.3||+102|
|Public Administration and Safety||1,418||2.1||6.3||1,199||2.0||5.6||+219|
|Education and Training||5,267||7.7||8.3||4,410||7.3||7.7||+857|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||9,987||14.7||12.3||7,458||12.3||11.5||+2,529|
|Arts and Recreation Services||720||1.1||1.5||720||1.2||1.6||+0|
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn morePlease refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in The Hills Shire in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:
- Retail Trade (11,256 people or 16.5%)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (9,987 people or 14.7%)
- Construction (9,415 people or 13.8%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 30,658 people in total or 45.0% of the local workers.
In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.5% in Retail Trade; 12.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 9.8% 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 (16.5% compared to 8.5%)
- A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (2.1% compared to 6.3%)
- A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (13.8% compared to 9.8%)
- A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (14.7% compared to 12.3%)
The number of full-time equivalent local workers in The Hills Shire increased by increased by 7,736 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.
The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in The Hills Shire were for those employed in:
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,529 full-time equivalent local workers)
- Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+2,022 full-time equivalent local workers)
- Retail Trade (+1,362 full-time equivalent local workers)
- Construction (+1,082 full-time equivalent local workers)