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Employment by industry (FTE)

In Coffs Harbour City, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 4,749 FTE jobs in 2017/18.

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 Coffs Harbour City.

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 Coffs Harbour City'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
Coffs Harbour City2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,4815.52.51,2244.82.9+256
Mining1780.71.21020.41.5+76
Manufacturing1,5765.87.91,2204.88.8+356
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3381.21.13241.31.2+14
Construction3,35612.410.73,53713.89.1-181
Wholesale Trade9743.63.86712.64.3+303
Retail Trade2,95910.98.33,16512.38.9-206
Accommodation and Food Services1,6496.15.72,1768.56.1-527
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2044.45.81,2574.95.7-53
Information Media and Telecommunications2340.92.64411.72.8-207
Financial and Insurance Services3731.45.24831.95.4-110
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5502.01.94841.91.8+66
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,4415.310.41,1644.59.3+276
Administrative and Support Services6402.43.07853.13.3-144
Public Administration and Safety1,5765.85.51,4635.75.8+112
Education and Training2,2428.37.52,0357.96.9+207
Health Care and Social Assistance4,74917.511.43,67114.310.6+1,079
Arts and Recreation Services3191.21.53261.31.5-6
Other Services1,2834.73.81,1554.54.0+127

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (FTE) 2017/18
Employment (FTE) 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.5% Mining, New South Wales: 1.2% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 7.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.1% Construction, New South Wales: 10.7% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.8% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 8.3% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 5.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.6% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 10.4% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.5% Education and Training, New South Wales: 7.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 11.4% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Coffs Harbour City: 5.5% Mining, Coffs Harbour City: 0.7% Manufacturing, Coffs Harbour City: 5.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Coffs Harbour City: 1.2% Construction, Coffs Harbour City: 12.4% Wholesale Trade, Coffs Harbour City: 3.6% Retail Trade, Coffs Harbour City: 10.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Coffs Harbour City: 6.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Coffs Harbour City: 4.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Coffs Harbour City: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Coffs Harbour City: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Coffs Harbour City: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Coffs Harbour City: 5.3% Administrative and Support Services, Coffs Harbour City: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, Coffs Harbour City: 5.8% Education and Training, Coffs Harbour City: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Coffs Harbour City: 17.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Coffs Harbour City: 1.2% Other Services, Coffs Harbour City: 4.7%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Coffs Harbour City: +256 Mining, Coffs Harbour City: +76 Manufacturing, Coffs Harbour City: +356 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Coffs Harbour City: +14 Construction, Coffs Harbour City: -181 Wholesale Trade, Coffs Harbour City: +303 Retail Trade, Coffs Harbour City: -206 Accommodation and Food Services, Coffs Harbour City: -527 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Coffs Harbour City: -53 Information Media and Telecommunications, Coffs Harbour City: -207 Financial and Insurance Services, Coffs Harbour City: -110 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Coffs Harbour City: +66 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Coffs Harbour City: +276 Administrative and Support Services, Coffs Harbour City: -144 Public Administration and Safety, Coffs Harbour City: +112 Education and Training, Coffs Harbour City: +207 Health Care and Social Assistance, Coffs Harbour City: +1,079 Arts and Recreation Services, Coffs Harbour City: -6 Other Services, Coffs Harbour City: +127
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
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 Coffs Harbour City in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,749 full-time equivalent local workers or 17.5%)
  • Construction (3,356 full-time equivalent local workers or 12.4%)
  • Retail Trade (2,959 full-time equivalent local workers or 10.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 11,065 people in total or 40.8% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 11.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.7% in Construction; and 8.3% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.5% compared to 11.4%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (5.5% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.3% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.4% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in Coffs Harbour City increased by 1,439 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Coffs Harbour City were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,079 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (-527 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+356 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+303 full-time equivalent local workers)

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