Bellingen Shire

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Bellingen Shire

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Bellingen Shire, Construction is the largest employer, generating 481 FTE jobs in 2019/20.

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 Bellingen 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 Bellingen 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
Bellingen Shire2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing45114.32.642013.12.9+31
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services140.41.2160.51.2-2
Wholesale Trade431.43.6621.94.1-18
Retail Trade2518.08.62738.58.8-22
Accommodation and Food Services2548.15.532610.15.9-71
Transport, Postal and Warehousing812.65.71153.65.9-34
Information Media and Telecommunications240.82.2160.52.5+9
Financial and Insurance Services341.15.6311.05.3+4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services491.61.8561.82.0-7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1514.810.81454.59.5+6
Administrative and Support Services672.13.0862.73.0-19
Public Administration and Safety1454.65.91464.55.6-1
Education and Training2738.67.52748.57.5-1
Health Care and Social Assistance39112.412.138211.910.9+9
Arts and Recreation Services301.01.4391.21.4-9
Other Services1143.63.71334.14.2-19
Total industries3,152100.0100.03,208100.0100.0-56

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 Bellingen Shire in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (481 people or 15.3%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (451 people or 14.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (391 people or 12.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,323 people in total or 42.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.6% in Construction; 2.6% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 12.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (14.3% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.8% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (15.3% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.1% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Bellingen Shire increased by decreased by -56 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 Bellingen Shire were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+130 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+31 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Mining (+16 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+9 full-time equivalent local workers)

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