Waverley Local Government Area (LGA)

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Waverley Council area

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Waverley Council area, Retail Trade is the largest employer, generating 4,089 FTE jobs in 2019/20.

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 Council area'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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please 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 thespecific topic notes section.
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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Waverley Council area2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing80.02.6190.12.9-11
Mining1080.51.1290.11.3+78
Manufacturing3371.47.24181.88.2-81
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services640.31.2600.31.2+4
Construction2,71011.410.62,71111.89.7-1
Wholesale Trade3591.53.64612.04.1-102
Retail Trade4,08917.18.63,58215.68.8+507
Accommodation and Food Services2,0758.75.52,31510.15.9-241
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8143.45.74512.05.9+362
Information Media and Telecommunications4561.92.24061.82.5+50
Financial and Insurance Services7363.15.66893.05.3+47
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5442.31.86192.72.0-74
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,84511.910.82,47310.79.5+372
Administrative and Support Services9584.03.01,0684.63.0-110
Public Administration and Safety1,0944.65.99154.05.6+179
Education and Training1,9748.37.52,0408.97.5-66
Health Care and Social Assistance2,88012.112.12,88912.510.9-9
Arts and Recreation Services6672.81.46532.81.4+14
Other Services1,1364.83.71,2245.34.2-88
Total industries23,854100.0100.023,021100.0100.0+832

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). 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 full-time equivalent local workers in Waverley Council area in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Retail Trade (4,089 people or 17.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,880 people or 12.1%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2,845 people or 11.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 9,814 people in total or 41.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.6% in Retail Trade; 12.1% 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 (17.1% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (1.4% compared to 7.2%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (8.7% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.0% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Waverley Council area increased by increased by 832 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Waverley Council area were for those employed in:

  • Retail Trade (+507 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+372 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+362 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+179 full-time equivalent local workers)

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