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Employment by industry (FTE)

In Gosford City, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 8,052 FTE jobs in 2014/15.

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 Gosford City.

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 Gosford City'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
Gosford City2014/152009/10Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2009/10 to 2014/15
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4931.02.85281.12.9-35
Mining1340.31.11370.31.1-3
Manufacturing4,1058.68.34,6019.89.7-496
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5121.11.24901.01.2+22
Construction5,09110.69.45,27911.29.1-187
Wholesale Trade1,4743.15.01,5253.25.2-51
Retail Trade5,91912.39.06,00912.79.1-90
Accommodation and Food Services3,8138.05.73,1736.75.6+640
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,4082.95.51,4803.15.7-72
Information Media and Telecommunications1,2122.52.77611.62.6+451
Financial and Insurance Services1,0552.25.81,0522.25.7+3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9111.91.99592.01.9-48
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,4865.29.12,5335.48.8-48
Administrative and Support Services1,4833.13.21,4383.03.1+45
Public Administration and Safety2,8365.96.22,8746.16.0-38
Education and Training3,7547.87.53,7077.97.4+47
Health Care and Social Assistance8,05216.810.27,71016.39.7+343
Arts and Recreation Services7991.71.36101.31.3+189
Other Services2,3965.04.02,3144.93.9+82

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 2013-14 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) 2014/15
Employment (FTE) 2014/15 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.8% Mining, New South Wales: 1.1% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 8.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.2% Construction, New South Wales: 9.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 5.0% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.0% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 5.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.7% 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: 9.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.2% Education and Training, New South Wales: 7.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 10.2% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.3% Other Services, New South Wales: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gosford City: 1.0% Mining, Gosford City: 0.3% Manufacturing, Gosford City: 8.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gosford City: 1.1% Construction, Gosford City: 10.6% Wholesale Trade, Gosford City: 3.1% Retail Trade, Gosford City: 12.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Gosford City: 8.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gosford City: 2.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Gosford City: 2.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Gosford City: 2.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gosford City: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gosford City: 5.2% Administrative and Support Services, Gosford City: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Gosford City: 5.9% Education and Training, Gosford City: 7.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Gosford City: 16.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Gosford City: 1.7% Other Services, Gosford City: 5.0%
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), 2009/10 to 2014/15
Change in employment (FTE), 2009/10 to 2014/15 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gosford City: -35 Mining, Gosford City: -3 Manufacturing, Gosford City: -496 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gosford City: +22 Construction, Gosford City: -187 Wholesale Trade, Gosford City: -51 Retail Trade, Gosford City: -90 Accommodation and Food Services, Gosford City: +640 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gosford City: -72 Information Media and Telecommunications, Gosford City: +451 Financial and Insurance Services, Gosford City: +3 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gosford City: -48 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gosford City: -48 Administrative and Support Services, Gosford City: +45 Public Administration and Safety, Gosford City: -38 Education and Training, Gosford City: +47 Health Care and Social Assistance, Gosford City: +343 Arts and Recreation Services, Gosford City: +189 Other Services, Gosford City: +82
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 Gosford City in 2014/15 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8,052 full-time equivalent local workers or 16.8%)
  • Retail Trade (5,919 full-time equivalent local workers or 12.3%)
  • Construction (5,091 full-time equivalent local workers or 10.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 19,062 people in total or 39.8% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.0% in Retail Trade; and 9.4% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (16.8% compared to 10.2%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (12.3% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.2% compared to 9.1%)
  • 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 Gosford City increased by 752 between 2009/10 and 2014/15.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2009/10 and 2014/15 in Gosford City were for those employed in:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (+640 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-496 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+451 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+343 full-time equivalent local workers)

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