Bega Valley Shire

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Bega Valley Shire, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 1,385 FTE jobs in 2020/21.

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 Bega Valley 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 Bega Valley 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please 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 thespecific topic notes section.
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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Bega Valley Shire2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,11410.82.61,09910.12.8+15
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1211.21.21121.01.2+10
Wholesale Trade1861.83.32442.23.8-58
Retail Trade1,04010.18.51,21611.28.6-176
Accommodation and Food Services7737.54.91,0279.45.7-254
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3763.65.44283.95.8-52
Information Media and Telecommunications1471.42.2750.72.5+72
Financial and Insurance Services1461.45.61241.15.3+21
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1201.21.81651.52.0-45
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4544.411.44384.010.2+16
Administrative and Support Services2842.73.02672.53.3+18
Public Administration and Safety6015.86.35024.65.6+99
Education and Training8308.08.37667.07.7+64
Health Care and Social Assistance1,38513.412.31,41113.011.5-27
Arts and Recreation Services1561.51.51891.71.6-33
Other Services4984.83.64043.73.9+95
Total industries10,347100.0100.010,871100.0100.0-524

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in Bega Valley Shire in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,385 people or 13.4%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,114 people or 10.8%)
  • Construction (1,106 people or 10.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,604 people in total or 34.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 2.6% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 9.8% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (10.8% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.4% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.4% compared to 5.6%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (9.8% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Bega Valley Shire increased by decreased by -524 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in Bega Valley Shire were for those employed in:

  • Public Administration and Safety (+99 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Other Services (+95 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+72 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+64 full-time equivalent local workers)

Bega Valley Shire

economic profile