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 City of Albany.
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 the City of Albany'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.
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|Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector|
|City of Albany||2019/20||2014/15||Change|
|Industry||Number||%||Regional WA||Number||%||Regional WA||2014/15 - 2019/20|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||1,319||9.3||10.0||962||7.5||8.8||+358|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||500||3.5||1.8||192||1.5||1.2||+308|
|Accommodation and Food Services||816||5.8||4.3||739||5.7||4.5||+77|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||659||4.6||4.5||617||4.8||4.8||+42|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||212||1.5||0.5||165||1.3||0.4||+47|
|Financial and Insurance Services||281||2.0||0.8||228||1.8||0.9||+53|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||323||2.3||1.4||333||2.6||1.6||-10|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||531||3.7||3.1||584||4.5||3.5||-53|
|Administrative and Support Services||294||2.1||2.0||360||2.8||2.4||-66|
|Public Administration and Safety||950||6.7||5.1||849||6.6||4.0||+101|
|Education and Training||1,348||9.5||5.8||1,176||9.1||5.5||+172|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||1,782||12.6||7.0||1,881||14.6||6.4||-99|
|Arts and Recreation Services||376||2.7||0.8||214||1.7||0.8||+162|
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 morePlease refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Albany in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:
- Health Care and Social Assistance (1,782 people or 12.6%)
- Retail Trade (1,406 people or 9.9%)
- Education and Training (1,348 people or 9.5%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 4,537 people in total or 32.0% of the local workers.
In comparison, Regional WA employed 7.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 5.4% in Retail Trade and 5.8% in Education and Training.
The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the City of Albany and Regional WA were:
- A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (0.3% compared to 25.5%)
- A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (12.6% compared to 7.0%)
- A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (9.9% compared to 5.4%)
- A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Education and Training (9.5% compared to 5.8%)
The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Albany increased by increased by 1,267 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.
The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the City of Albany were for those employed in:
- Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+358 full-time equivalent local workers)
- Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+308 full-time equivalent local workers)
- Manufacturing (+204 full-time equivalent local workers)
- Education and Training (+172 full-time equivalent local workers)