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Employment by industry (FTE)

In Coffs Harbour City, Construction is the largest employer, generating 4,187 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 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.

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
Coffs Harbour City2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,4695.72.61,4985.92.9-29
Mining1040.41.1810.31.3+23
Manufacturing1,0284.07.21,2504.98.2-223
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3001.21.22350.91.2+65
Construction4,18716.210.62,72910.89.7+1,458
Wholesale Trade5572.23.66582.64.1-101
Retail Trade2,75310.78.62,95111.78.8-198
Accommodation and Food Services1,8787.35.52,4869.85.9-608
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9243.65.71,2194.85.9-295
Information Media and Telecommunications3541.42.22851.12.5+69
Financial and Insurance Services5632.25.64341.75.3+129
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5482.11.85192.12.0+28
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2855.010.81,1684.69.5+117
Administrative and Support Services6712.63.07603.03.0-89
Public Administration and Safety1,5045.85.91,3875.55.6+117
Education and Training2,2788.87.52,1468.57.5+132
Health Care and Social Assistance4,17916.212.13,95815.710.9+221
Arts and Recreation Services2501.01.43231.31.4-73
Other Services1,0183.93.71,1814.74.2-162
Total industries25,851100.0100.025,269100.0100.0+582

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 more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in Coffs Harbour City in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (4,187 people or 16.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,179 people or 16.2%)
  • Retail Trade (2,753 people or 10.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 11,119 people in total or 43.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.6% in Construction; 12.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 8.6% 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 smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.0% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (16.2% compared to 10.6%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (16.2% compared to 12.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.2% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Coffs Harbour City increased by increased by 582 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 Coffs Harbour City were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+1,458 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+221 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+132 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+129 full-time equivalent local workers)

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