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The Hills Shire

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of The Hills Shire’s resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which The Hills Shire residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in The Hills Shire, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in The Hills Shire are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
The Hills Shire 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4810.62.14500.62.2+31
Mining1700.20.91000.11.0+70
Manufacturing4,9166.15.86,1588.38.4-1,242
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7500.90.97211.01.1+29
Construction7,3839.28.46,1788.47.3+1,205
Wholesale Trade3,9374.93.15,3047.24.4-1,367
Retail Trade8,26010.39.78,23311.110.3+27
Accommodation and Food Services3,7974.77.13,3134.56.7+484
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,5403.24.72,5053.44.9+35
Information Media and Telecommunications2,0702.62.21,8732.52.3+197
Financial and Insurance Services5,4126.84.94,6996.45.0+713
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,7592.21.81,4001.91.6+359
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8,31610.48.17,43210.07.9+884
Administrative and Support Services2,2222.83.52,0362.83.3+186
Public Administration and Safety3,9564.96.03,4824.76.1+474
Education and Training7,4399.38.46,6559.07.9+784
Health Care and Social Assistance9,22811.512.57,87610.611.6+1,352
Arts and Recreation Services1,1131.41.59591.31.5+154
Other Services2,9363.73.72,8593.93.7+77
Industry not classified3,4924.44.71,7212.32.5+1,771

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers industry of employment, 2016
Resident workers industry of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.1% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 5.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.9% Construction, New South Wales: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.1% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 4.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.0% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.7% Industry not classified, New South Wales: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, The Hills Shire: 0.6% Mining, The Hills Shire: 0.2% Manufacturing, The Hills Shire: 6.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, The Hills Shire: 0.9% Construction, The Hills Shire: 9.2% Wholesale Trade, The Hills Shire: 4.9% Retail Trade, The Hills Shire: 10.3% Accommodation and Food Services, The Hills Shire: 4.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, The Hills Shire: 3.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, The Hills Shire: 2.6% Financial and Insurance Services, The Hills Shire: 6.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, The Hills Shire: 2.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, The Hills Shire: 10.4% Administrative and Support Services, The Hills Shire: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, The Hills Shire: 4.9% Education and Training, The Hills Shire: 9.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, The Hills Shire: 11.5% Arts and Recreation Services, The Hills Shire: 1.4% Other Services, The Hills Shire: 3.7% Industry not classified, The Hills Shire: 4.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, The Hills Shire: +31 Mining, The Hills Shire: +70 Manufacturing, The Hills Shire: -1,242 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, The Hills Shire: +29 Construction, The Hills Shire: +1,205 Wholesale Trade, The Hills Shire: -1,367 Retail Trade, The Hills Shire: +27 Accommodation and Food Services, The Hills Shire: +484 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, The Hills Shire: +35 Information Media and Telecommunications, The Hills Shire: +197 Financial and Insurance Services, The Hills Shire: +713 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, The Hills Shire: +359 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, The Hills Shire: +884 Administrative and Support Services, The Hills Shire: +186 Public Administration and Safety, The Hills Shire: +474 Education and Training, The Hills Shire: +784 Health Care and Social Assistance, The Hills Shire: +1,352 Arts and Recreation Services, The Hills Shire: +154 Other Services, The Hills Shire: +77 Industry not classified, The Hills Shire: +1,771
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in The Hills Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (9,228 people or 11.5%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (8,316 people or 10.4%)
  • Retail Trade (8,260 people or 10.3%)

In combination these three industries employed 25,804 people in total or 32.2% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.1% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and 9.7% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of The Hills Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (10.4% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Wholesale Trade (4.9% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (6.8% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Accommodation and Food Services (4.7% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in The Hills Shire were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+1,771 resident workforce)
  • Wholesale Trade (-1,367 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,352 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (-1,242 resident workforce)

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