The Hills Shire

Employment by industry (Total)

In The Hills Shire, Retail Trade is the largest employer, generating 16,780 local jobs in 2018/19.

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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
The Hills Shire2018/192001/02Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2001/02 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7090.82.11,2242.23.5-515
Mining3620.40.9960.20.6+266
Manufacturing5,2716.16.84,9879.010.5+284
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2700.31.01950.41.0+75
Construction12,51114.59.47,09712.87.2+5,413
Wholesale Trade4,5455.33.64,1837.65.0+362
Retail Trade16,78019.510.310,31218.711.5+6,467
Accommodation and Food Services4,4415.27.02,9615.46.8+1,480
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,6001.95.06771.25.0+923
Information Media and Telecommunications9511.12.36671.22.9+284
Financial and Insurance Services2,5493.05.11,9303.55.0+619
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,5171.81.61,1322.01.7+386
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7,9349.29.15,61410.27.7+2,320
Administrative and Support Services2,0722.43.31,5902.93.5+482
Public Administration and Safety1,5691.86.01,0892.04.9+481
Education and Training6,4017.48.53,9877.27.4+2,414
Health Care and Social Assistance11,92613.812.44,4188.010.2+7,508
Arts and Recreation Services1,2981.51.67521.41.4+546
Other Services3,4614.03.92,3834.34.2+1,079
Total industries86,168100.0100.055,294100.0100.0+30,874

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. 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 local workers in The Hills Shire in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Retail Trade (16,780 people or 19.5%)
  • Construction (12,511 people or 14.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (11,926 people or 13.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 41,216 people in total or 47.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.3% in Retail Trade; 9.4% in Construction and 12.4% 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 the field of Retail Trade (19.5% compared to 10.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (14.5% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (1.8% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (1.9% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in The Hills Shire increased by increased by 30,874 between 2001/02 and 2018/19.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+7,508 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+6,467 local workers)
  • Construction (+5,413 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+2,414 local workers)

The Hills Shire Council

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