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Employment by industry (FTE)

In The Hills Shire, Construction is the largest employer, generating 11,894 FTE jobs in 2017/18.

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 Shire2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6130.92.57861.42.9-173
Mining1750.31.21580.31.5+16
Manufacturing5,2407.67.95,0028.98.8+238
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2690.41.12350.41.2+35
Construction11,89417.310.77,19612.89.1+4,698
Wholesale Trade3,1684.63.83,2405.84.3-72
Retail Trade11,72017.18.39,72917.38.9+1,991
Accommodation and Food Services2,9154.25.72,8885.26.1+27
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9411.45.88921.65.7+49
Information Media and Telecommunications8571.22.67661.42.8+90
Financial and Insurance Services2,0713.05.22,1563.85.4-84
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,4092.11.91,1272.01.8+282
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7,60811.110.46,94112.49.3+668
Administrative and Support Services1,6292.43.01,5172.73.3+112
Public Administration and Safety1,2201.85.51,2192.25.8+1
Education and Training4,4876.57.53,3906.06.9+1,096
Health Care and Social Assistance8,83912.911.45,70710.210.6+3,132
Arts and Recreation Services8671.31.56931.21.5+175
Other Services2,7013.93.82,4454.44.0+256

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (FTE) 2017/18
Employment (FTE) 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.5% Mining, New South Wales: 1.2% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 7.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.1% Construction, New South Wales: 10.7% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.8% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 8.3% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 5.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.6% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 10.4% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.5% Education and Training, New South Wales: 7.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 11.4% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, The Hills Shire: 0.9% Mining, The Hills Shire: 0.3% Manufacturing, The Hills Shire: 7.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, The Hills Shire: 0.4% Construction, The Hills Shire: 17.3% Wholesale Trade, The Hills Shire: 4.6% Retail Trade, The Hills Shire: 17.1% Accommodation and Food Services, The Hills Shire: 4.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, The Hills Shire: 1.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, The Hills Shire: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, The Hills Shire: 3.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, The Hills Shire: 2.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, The Hills Shire: 11.1% Administrative and Support Services, The Hills Shire: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, The Hills Shire: 1.8% Education and Training, The Hills Shire: 6.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, The Hills Shire: 12.9% Arts and Recreation Services, The Hills Shire: 1.3% Other Services, The Hills Shire: 3.9%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, The Hills Shire: -173 Mining, The Hills Shire: +16 Manufacturing, The Hills Shire: +238 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, The Hills Shire: +35 Construction, The Hills Shire: +4,698 Wholesale Trade, The Hills Shire: -72 Retail Trade, The Hills Shire: +1,991 Accommodation and Food Services, The Hills Shire: +27 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, The Hills Shire: +49 Information Media and Telecommunications, The Hills Shire: +90 Financial and Insurance Services, The Hills Shire: -84 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, The Hills Shire: +282 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, The Hills Shire: +668 Administrative and Support Services, The Hills Shire: +112 Public Administration and Safety, The Hills Shire: +1 Education and Training, The Hills Shire: +1,096 Health Care and Social Assistance, The Hills Shire: +3,132 Arts and Recreation Services, The Hills Shire: +175 Other Services, The Hills Shire: +256
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
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 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (11,894 full-time equivalent local workers or 17.3%)
  • Retail Trade (11,720 full-time equivalent local workers or 17.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8,839 full-time equivalent local workers or 12.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 32,453 people in total or 47.3% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.7% in Construction; 8.3% in Retail Trade; and 11.4% 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 (17.1% compared to 8.3%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (17.3% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (1.4% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (1.8% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in The Hills Shire increased by 12,538 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in The Hills Shire were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+4,698 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+3,132 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+1,991 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,096 full-time equivalent local workers)

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