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Employment by industry (FTE)

In The Hills Shire, Construction is the largest employer, generating 12,123 FTE jobs in 2018/19.

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 Shire2018/192013/14Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Greater Sydney%Number%Greater Sydney%2013/14 to 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5750.80.46611.20.5-86
Mining3270.50.31500.30.4+177
Manufacturing5,1907.47.24,9178.68.4+273
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2490.41.02610.51.1-12
Construction12,12317.210.47,95313.99.2+4,171
Wholesale Trade3,6715.24.13,2435.75.0+428
Retail Trade11,56116.48.39,74117.18.6+1,820
Accommodation and Food Services2,8524.05.62,8264.95.6+26
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,5212.26.38551.56.2+666
Information Media and Telecommunications7851.13.07231.33.3+61
Financial and Insurance Services2,0963.06.72,0743.67.0+22
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,4292.02.11,2832.22.1+146
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7,58210.713.26,47811.311.1+1,104
Administrative and Support Services1,5402.23.11,3762.43.1+164
Public Administration and Safety1,2561.85.41,2012.15.7+56
Education and Training4,4856.47.03,8566.86.9+629
Health Care and Social Assistance9,60013.610.76,13310.710.1+3,466
Arts and Recreation Services9131.31.66751.21.6+238
Other Services2,8014.03.62,6994.74.1+102

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (FTE) 2018/19
Employment (FTE) 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Mining, Greater Sydney: 0.3% Manufacturing, Greater Sydney: 7.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Sydney: 1.0% Construction, Greater Sydney: 10.4% Wholesale Trade, Greater Sydney: 4.1% Retail Trade, Greater Sydney: 8.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Sydney: 5.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Sydney: 6.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Sydney: 3.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Sydney: 6.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Sydney: 2.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Sydney: 13.2% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Sydney: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Sydney: 5.4% Education and Training, Greater Sydney: 7.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Sydney: 10.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Sydney: 1.6% Other Services, Greater Sydney: 3.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, The Hills Shire: 0.8% Mining, The Hills Shire: 0.5% Manufacturing, The Hills Shire: 7.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, The Hills Shire: 0.4% Construction, The Hills Shire: 17.2% Wholesale Trade, The Hills Shire: 5.2% Retail Trade, The Hills Shire: 16.4% Accommodation and Food Services, The Hills Shire: 4.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, The Hills Shire: 2.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, The Hills Shire: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, The Hills Shire: 3.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, The Hills Shire: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, The Hills Shire: 10.7% Administrative and Support Services, The Hills Shire: 2.2% Public Administration and Safety, The Hills Shire: 1.8% Education and Training, The Hills Shire: 6.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, The Hills Shire: 13.6% Arts and Recreation Services, The Hills Shire: 1.3% Other Services, The Hills Shire: 4.0%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in employment (FTE), 2013/14 to 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, The Hills Shire: -86 Mining, The Hills Shire: +177 Manufacturing, The Hills Shire: +273 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, The Hills Shire: -12 Construction, The Hills Shire: +4,171 Wholesale Trade, The Hills Shire: +428 Retail Trade, The Hills Shire: +1,820 Accommodation and Food Services, The Hills Shire: +26 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, The Hills Shire: +666 Information Media and Telecommunications, The Hills Shire: +61 Financial and Insurance Services, The Hills Shire: +22 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, The Hills Shire: +146 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, The Hills Shire: +1,104 Administrative and Support Services, The Hills Shire: +164 Public Administration and Safety, The Hills Shire: +56 Education and Training, The Hills Shire: +629 Health Care and Social Assistance, The Hills Shire: +3,466 Arts and Recreation Services, The Hills Shire: +238 Other Services, The Hills Shire: +102
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
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 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (12,123 full-time equivalent local workers or 17.2%)
  • Retail Trade (11,561 full-time equivalent local workers or 16.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (9,600 full-time equivalent local workers or 13.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 33,284 people in total or 47.2% of local workers.

In comparison, Greater Sydney employed 10.4% in Construction; 8.3% in Retail Trade; and 10.7% 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 Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (16.4% compared to 8.3%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (17.2% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2.2% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (3.0% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in The Hills Shire increased by 13,451 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in The Hills Shire were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+4,171 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+3,466 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+1,820 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+1,104 full-time equivalent local workers)

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