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Employment by industry (FTE)

In Waverley Council area, Retail Trade is the largest employer, generating 4,540 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 Waverley Council area.

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 Waverley Local Government Area (LGA)'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
Waverley Council area2018/192013/14Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2013/14 to 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing130.12.5350.23.0-22
Mining190.11.1350.21.4-15
Manufacturing4251.77.53831.78.5+43
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services790.31.1640.31.3+15
Construction2,4469.910.71,9578.99.4+490
Wholesale Trade3701.53.64712.14.3-101
Retail Trade4,54018.38.53,46915.88.9+1,072
Accommodation and Food Services2,55310.35.82,31410.56.0+239
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6032.45.94302.05.8+172
Information Media and Telecommunications4041.62.34181.92.5-14
Financial and Insurance Services7152.95.37043.25.5+12
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6012.41.96092.82.0-8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,91411.810.82,34010.69.1+574
Administrative and Support Services9493.83.01,0414.73.0-92
Public Administration and Safety9874.05.69334.25.8+54
Education and Training2,0898.47.42,0279.27.2+63
Health Care and Social Assistance3,11812.611.62,89913.210.7+219
Arts and Recreation Services6502.61.56953.21.4-45
Other Services1,3235.33.81,1635.34.2+160

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, New South Wales: 2.5% Mining, New South Wales: 1.1% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 7.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.1% Construction, New South Wales: 10.7% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.6% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 8.5% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 5.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.3% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 10.8% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.6% Education and Training, New South Wales: 7.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 11.6% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Waverley Council area: 0.1% Mining, Waverley Council area: 0.1% Manufacturing, Waverley Council area: 1.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Waverley Council area: 0.3% Construction, Waverley Council area: 9.9% Wholesale Trade, Waverley Council area: 1.5% Retail Trade, Waverley Council area: 18.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Waverley Council area: 10.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Waverley Council area: 2.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Waverley Council area: 1.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Waverley Council area: 2.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Waverley Council area: 2.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Waverley Council area: 11.8% Administrative and Support Services, Waverley Council area: 3.8% Public Administration and Safety, Waverley Council area: 4.0% Education and Training, Waverley Council area: 8.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Waverley Council area: 12.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Waverley Council area: 2.6% Other Services, Waverley Council area: 5.3%
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, Waverley Council area: -22 Mining, Waverley Council area: -15 Manufacturing, Waverley Council area: +43 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Waverley Council area: +15 Construction, Waverley Council area: +490 Wholesale Trade, Waverley Council area: -101 Retail Trade, Waverley Council area: +1,072 Accommodation and Food Services, Waverley Council area: +239 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Waverley Council area: +172 Information Media and Telecommunications, Waverley Council area: -14 Financial and Insurance Services, Waverley Council area: +12 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Waverley Council area: -8 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Waverley Council area: +574 Administrative and Support Services, Waverley Council area: -92 Public Administration and Safety, Waverley Council area: +54 Education and Training, Waverley Council area: +63 Health Care and Social Assistance, Waverley Council area: +219 Arts and Recreation Services, Waverley Council area: -45 Other Services, Waverley Council area: +160
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 Waverley Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Retail Trade (4,540 full-time equivalent local workers or 18.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,118 full-time equivalent local workers or 12.6%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2,914 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 10,573 people in total or 42.6% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.5% in Retail Trade; 11.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 10.8% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of Waverley Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (18.3% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (10.3% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (1.7% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2.4% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in Waverley Council area increased by 2,813 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 Waverley Council area were for those employed in:

  • Retail Trade (+1,072 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+574 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+490 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+239 full-time equivalent local workers)

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