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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Canberra Region, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 7,970 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 the Canberra Region.

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 Canberra Region'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
Canberra Region2015/162010/11Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%NSW%Number%NSW%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7,97011.52.87,52911.22.9+441
Mining4080.61.23440.51.2+64
Manufacturing4,8997.18.65,0427.59.3-143
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,4032.01.31,3202.01.3+83
Construction7,92811.48.47,63611.48.2+291
Wholesale Trade1,7902.65.01,7752.65.0+15
Retail Trade7,19810.49.07,24610.89.1-49
Accommodation and Food Services6,2569.05.96,3029.45.8-45
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,5285.15.63,0894.65.7+439
Information Media and Telecommunications5580.82.65470.82.6+11
Financial and Insurance Services8211.25.88271.25.7-6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,0481.51.91,0851.61.9-36
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,5523.79.22,6403.99.0-88
Administrative and Support Services1,5112.23.21,5302.33.1-19
Public Administration and Safety5,0417.36.35,0937.66.1-52
Education and Training4,9767.27.74,7897.17.7+187
Health Care and Social Assistance7,11510.310.36,4249.610.1+690
Arts and Recreation Services1,3642.01.31,3332.01.3+31
Other Services2,8764.24.12,6323.94.0+244

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 2014-15 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, NSW: 2.8% Mining, NSW: 1.2% Manufacturing, NSW: 8.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, NSW: 1.3% Construction, NSW: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, NSW: 5.0% Retail Trade, NSW: 9.0% Accommodation and Food Services, NSW: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, NSW: 5.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, NSW: 2.6% Financial and Insurance Services, NSW: 5.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, NSW: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, NSW: 9.2% Administrative and Support Services, NSW: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, NSW: 6.3% Education and Training, NSW: 7.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, NSW: 10.3% Arts and Recreation Services, NSW: 1.3% Other Services, NSW: 4.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Canberra Region: 11.5% Mining, Canberra Region: 0.6% Manufacturing, Canberra Region: 7.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Canberra Region: 2.0% Construction, Canberra Region: 11.4% Wholesale Trade, Canberra Region: 2.6% Retail Trade, Canberra Region: 10.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Canberra Region: 9.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Canberra Region: 5.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Canberra Region: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Canberra Region: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Canberra Region: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Canberra Region: 3.7% Administrative and Support Services, Canberra Region: 2.2% Public Administration and Safety, Canberra Region: 7.3% Education and Training, Canberra Region: 7.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Canberra Region: 10.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Canberra Region: 2.0% Other Services, Canberra Region: 4.2%
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, Canberra Region: +441 Mining, Canberra Region: +64 Manufacturing, Canberra Region: -143 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Canberra Region: +83 Construction, Canberra Region: +291 Wholesale Trade, Canberra Region: +15 Retail Trade, Canberra Region: -49 Accommodation and Food Services, Canberra Region: -45 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Canberra Region: +439 Information Media and Telecommunications, Canberra Region: +11 Financial and Insurance Services, Canberra Region: -6 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Canberra Region: -36 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Canberra Region: -88 Administrative and Support Services, Canberra Region: -19 Public Administration and Safety, Canberra Region: -52 Education and Training, Canberra Region: +187 Health Care and Social Assistance, Canberra Region: +690 Arts and Recreation Services, Canberra Region: +31 Other Services, Canberra Region: +244
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 Canberra Region in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (7,970 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.5%)
  • Construction (7,928 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.4%)
  • Retail Trade (7,198 full-time equivalent local workers or 10.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 23,095 people in total or 33.4% of local workers.

In comparison, NSW employed 2.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 8.4% in Construction; and 9.0% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the Canberra Region and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (11.5% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (9.0% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.7% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.2% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the Canberra Region increased by 2,059 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2010/11 and 2015/16 in the Canberra Region were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+690 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+441 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+439 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+291 full-time equivalent local workers)

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