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Employment by industry (FTE)

In Ballina Shire, Construction is the largest employer, generating 1,712 FTE jobs in 2015/16.

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 Ballina Shire.

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 Ballina Shire'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
Ballina Shire2015/162010/11Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8646.62.88726.72.9-8
Mining580.41.2460.41.2+12
Manufacturing7986.18.68116.39.3-13
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1551.21.31451.11.3+10
Construction1,71213.08.41,70913.28.2+3
Wholesale Trade3943.05.04033.15.0-9
Retail Trade1,59512.19.01,59012.39.1+5
Accommodation and Food Services1,1408.75.91,0648.25.8+76
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4243.25.64153.25.7+9
Information Media and Telecommunications1491.12.61471.12.6+1
Financial and Insurance Services2862.25.82722.15.7+15
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2632.01.92632.01.90
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6785.29.26765.29.0+2
Administrative and Support Services3302.53.23312.63.1-1
Public Administration and Safety6945.36.36855.36.1+9
Education and Training1,2319.47.71,2289.57.7+3
Health Care and Social Assistance1,64412.510.31,64612.710.1-2
Arts and Recreation Services1861.41.31721.31.3+14
Other Services5324.14.14863.74.0+46

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Data is based on 2015-16 constant prices for all years. NIEIR data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and new data releases normally adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.

Employment (FTE) 2015/16
Employment (FTE) 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.8% Mining, New South Wales: 1.2% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 8.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.3% Construction, New South Wales: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 5.0% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.0% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.6% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 9.2% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.3% Education and Training, New South Wales: 7.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 10.3% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.3% Other Services, New South Wales: 4.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Ballina Shire: 6.6% Mining, Ballina Shire: 0.4% Manufacturing, Ballina Shire: 6.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Ballina Shire: 1.2% Construction, Ballina Shire: 13.0% Wholesale Trade, Ballina Shire: 3.0% Retail Trade, Ballina Shire: 12.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Ballina Shire: 8.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Ballina Shire: 3.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Ballina Shire: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Ballina Shire: 2.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Ballina Shire: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Ballina Shire: 5.2% Administrative and Support Services, Ballina Shire: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, Ballina Shire: 5.3% Education and Training, Ballina Shire: 9.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Ballina Shire: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Ballina Shire: 1.4% Other Services, Ballina Shire: 4.1%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in employment (FTE), 2010/11 to 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Ballina Shire: -8 Mining, Ballina Shire: +12 Manufacturing, Ballina Shire: -13 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Ballina Shire: +10 Construction, Ballina Shire: +3 Wholesale Trade, Ballina Shire: -9 Retail Trade, Ballina Shire: +5 Accommodation and Food Services, Ballina Shire: +76 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Ballina Shire: +9 Information Media and Telecommunications, Ballina Shire: +1 Financial and Insurance Services, Ballina Shire: +15 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Ballina Shire: 0 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Ballina Shire: +2 Administrative and Support Services, Ballina Shire: -1 Public Administration and Safety, Ballina Shire: +9 Education and Training, Ballina Shire: +3 Health Care and Social Assistance, Ballina Shire: -2 Arts and Recreation Services, Ballina Shire: +14 Other Services, Ballina Shire: +46
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
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 Ballina Shire in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (1,712 full-time equivalent local workers or 13.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,644 full-time equivalent local workers or 12.5%)
  • Retail Trade (1,595 full-time equivalent local workers or 12.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 4,951 people in total or 37.7% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 8.4% in Construction; 10.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.0% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (13.0% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (6.6% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.2% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.2% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in Ballina Shire increased by 173 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

The largest change in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2010/11 and 2015/16 in Ballina Shire was for those employed in:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (+76 full-time equivalent local workers)

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