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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 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 area2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2013/14 - 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
Total industries24,798100.0100.021,985100.0100.0+2,813

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 full-time equivalent local workers in Waverley Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Retail Trade (4,540 people or 18.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,118 people or 12.6%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2,914 people or 11.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 10,573 people in total or 42.6% of the 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 smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (1.7% compared to 7.5%)
  • 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 Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2.4% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Waverley Council area increased by 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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