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Woollahra Municipal Council area

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Woollahra Municipal Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 3,153 FTE jobs in 2020/21.

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 Woollahra Municipal 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 Woollahra Municipal 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
Woollahra Municipal Council area2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing340.22.6470.22.8-13
Mining460.21.3160.11.3+30
Manufacturing2691.37.13271.77.7-59
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services110.11.2130.11.2-2
Construction2,50012.59.81,7829.29.6+718
Wholesale Trade1961.03.32781.43.8-83
Retail Trade2,18710.98.51,99110.38.6+196
Accommodation and Food Services1,5277.64.91,8179.45.7-290
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2301.15.41750.95.8+56
Information Media and Telecommunications2771.42.23972.02.5-119
Financial and Insurance Services7413.75.67093.75.3+32
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,0915.41.81,3747.12.0-283
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,20611.011.42,32012.010.2-113
Administrative and Support Services4922.53.06753.53.3-182
Public Administration and Safety9204.66.31,0805.65.6-160
Education and Training2,34911.78.32,36812.27.7-19
Health Care and Social Assistance3,15315.712.32,33512.111.5+818
Arts and Recreation Services6883.41.56193.21.6+69
Other Services1,1195.63.61,0515.43.9+68
Total industries20,036100.0100.019,374100.0100.0+662

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 Woollahra Municipal Council area in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,153 people or 15.7%)
  • Construction (2,500 people or 12.5%)
  • Education and Training (2,349 people or 11.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 8,001 people in total or 39.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.8% in Construction and 8.3% in Education and Training.

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

  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (1.3% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (1.1% compared to 5.4%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (5.4% compared to 1.8%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (15.7% compared to 12.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Woollahra Municipal Council area increased by increased by 662 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in Woollahra Municipal Council area were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+818 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+718 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+196 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+69 full-time equivalent local workers)

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