Bega Valley Shire

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Bega Valley Shire, Construction is the largest employer, generating 1,974 FTE jobs in 2022/23.

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 Shire2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9486.92.31,17810.32.4-231
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1801.31.21191.01.1+61
Wholesale Trade2862.13.33232.83.8-37
Retail Trade1,49410.98.41,23210.78.4+262
Accommodation and Food Services1,43010.45.31,16710.25.5+264
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5143.75.44363.85.7+78
Information Media and Telecommunications760.52.21000.92.7-25
Financial and Insurance Services1561.15.91301.15.3+26
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1521.11.81341.21.9+18
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5874.311.04924.310.4+95
Administrative and Support Services4543.32.92922.52.9+162
Public Administration and Safety7115.26.25384.75.5+173
Education and Training9907.28.08257.27.8+166
Health Care and Social Assistance1,92314.013.51,58813.811.8+335
Arts and Recreation Services1661.21.41741.51.5-8
Other Services5754.23.54774.23.7+98
Total industries13,742100.0100.011,474100.0100.0+2,268

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©2023. 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 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (1,974 people or 14.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,923 people or 14.0%)
  • Retail Trade (1,494 people or 10.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 5,391 people in total or 39.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.3% in Construction; 13.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 8.4% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.3% compared to 11.0%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (10.4% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.1% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (6.9% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Bega Valley Shire increased by increased by 2,268 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2017/18 and 2022/23 in Bega Valley Shire were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+796 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+335 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+264 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+262 full-time equivalent local workers)

Bega Valley Shire

economic profile