The Hills Shire
Employment by industry (Total)
In The Hills Shire, Retail Trade is the largest employer, generating 15,633 local jobs in 2017/18.
Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in The Hills Shire. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in The Hills Shire regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.
By comparing the number of 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.
Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.
To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.
More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.
NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Employment (total) by industry|
|The Hills Shire||2017/18||2016/17||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||New South Wales%||Number||%||New South Wales%||2016/17 to 2017/18|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||777||0.9||2.2||753||1.0||2.2||+24||23000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||269||0.3||0.9||261||0.3||1.0||+8||23300||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||5,065||6.0||7.5||4,976||6.4||7.3||+90||23700||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||1,100||1.3||4.8||1,040||1.3||4.9||+61||23800||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||973||1.2||2.2||936||1.2||2.3||+36||23900||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||2,546||3.0||5.0||2,421||3.1||5.1||+125||24000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||1,532||1.8||1.7||1,593||2.0||1.8||-62||24100||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||7,827||9.3||8.7||7,535||9.7||8.7||+292||24200||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||2,219||2.6||3.4||2,101||2.7||3.6||+118||24300||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||1,563||1.9||5.8||1,541||2.0||5.9||+22||24400||P|
|Education and Training||6,936||8.3||9.1||6,268||8.0||9.0||+669||24500||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||12,026||14.3||13.3||10,639||13.7||13.1||+1,387||24600||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||1,348||1.6||1.6||1,094||1.4||1.7||+254||24700||P|
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (opens a new window) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more
An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in The Hills Shire in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:
- Retail Trade (15,633 people or 18.6%)
- Construction (12,299 people or 14.7%)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (12,026 people or 14.3%)
In combination these three industries accounted for 39,958 people in total or 47.7% of the local workers.
In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.0% in Retail Trade; 9.3% in Construction; and 13.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance.
The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of The Hills Shire and New South Wales were:
- A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (18.6% compared to 10.0%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed in Construction (14.7% compared to 9.3%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (1.9% compared to 5.8%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (1.3% compared to 4.8%)
The number of local workers in The Hills Shire increased by 5,898 between 2016/17 and 2017/18.
The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2016/17 and 2017/18 in The Hills Shire were for those employed in:
- Retail Trade (+2,140 local workers)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,387 local workers)
- Education and Training (+669 local workers)
- Construction (+592 local workers)