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Gunnedah Shire

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Gunnedah Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,315 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 Gunnedah 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 Gunnedah 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
Gunnedah Shire2015/162010/11Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,31524.22.81,22824.12.9+87
Mining2975.51.22835.61.2+14
Manufacturing3726.98.63847.59.3-11
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services510.91.3511.01.30
Construction3256.08.43526.98.2-27
Wholesale Trade1613.05.01563.15.0+5
Retail Trade4438.29.04128.19.1+31
Accommodation and Food Services3055.65.92675.35.8+38
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3366.25.62835.65.7+52
Information Media and Telecommunications330.62.6310.62.6+2
Financial and Insurance Services731.35.8681.35.7+5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services801.51.9701.41.9+10
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1913.59.21793.59.0+12
Administrative and Support Services911.73.2781.53.1+13
Public Administration and Safety2755.16.32394.76.1+36
Education and Training3726.87.73486.87.7+24
Health Care and Social Assistance3977.310.33747.410.1+22
Arts and Recreation Services400.71.3350.71.3+5
Other Services2695.04.12454.84.0+24

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, Gunnedah Shire: 24.2% Mining, Gunnedah Shire: 5.5% Manufacturing, Gunnedah Shire: 6.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gunnedah Shire: 0.9% Construction, Gunnedah Shire: 6.0% Wholesale Trade, Gunnedah Shire: 3.0% Retail Trade, Gunnedah Shire: 8.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Gunnedah Shire: 5.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gunnedah Shire: 6.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Gunnedah Shire: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Gunnedah Shire: 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gunnedah Shire: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gunnedah Shire: 3.5% Administrative and Support Services, Gunnedah Shire: 1.7% Public Administration and Safety, Gunnedah Shire: 5.1% Education and Training, Gunnedah Shire: 6.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Gunnedah Shire: 7.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Gunnedah Shire: 0.7% Other Services, Gunnedah Shire: 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), 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in employment (FTE), 2010/11 to 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gunnedah Shire: +87 Mining, Gunnedah Shire: +14 Manufacturing, Gunnedah Shire: -11 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gunnedah Shire: 0 Construction, Gunnedah Shire: -27 Wholesale Trade, Gunnedah Shire: +5 Retail Trade, Gunnedah Shire: +31 Accommodation and Food Services, Gunnedah Shire: +38 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gunnedah Shire: +52 Information Media and Telecommunications, Gunnedah Shire: +2 Financial and Insurance Services, Gunnedah Shire: +5 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gunnedah Shire: +10 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gunnedah Shire: +12 Administrative and Support Services, Gunnedah Shire: +13 Public Administration and Safety, Gunnedah Shire: +36 Education and Training, Gunnedah Shire: +24 Health Care and Social Assistance, Gunnedah Shire: +22 Arts and Recreation Services, Gunnedah Shire: +5 Other Services, Gunnedah Shire: +24
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 Gunnedah Shire in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,315 full-time equivalent local workers or 24.2%)
  • Retail Trade (443 full-time equivalent local workers or 8.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (397 full-time equivalent local workers or 7.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 2,154 people in total or 39.7% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 2.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 9.0% in Retail Trade; and 10.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (24.2% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (5.5% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.5% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.3% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the Gunnedah Shire increased by 343 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 Gunnedah Shire were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+87 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+52 full-time equivalent local workers)

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