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Employment by industry (FTE)

In Dungog Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 435 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 Dungog 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 Dungog 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
Dungog Shire2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing43518.92.339420.52.4+42
Mining150.71.2100.51.3+5
Manufacturing482.16.4573.07.8-9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services291.21.2241.21.1+5
Construction40617.610.328314.810.5+123
Wholesale Trade241.13.3271.43.8-2
Retail Trade1576.88.41397.38.4+18
Accommodation and Food Services1335.85.3985.15.5+36
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1124.95.41135.95.7+0
Information Media and Telecommunications002.220.12.7-2
Financial and Insurance Services221.05.9160.95.3+6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services210.91.8221.21.9-1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1094.711.01156.010.4-6
Administrative and Support Services492.12.9492.62.9+0
Public Administration and Safety1064.66.2884.65.5+19
Education and Training29012.68.022411.77.8+66
Health Care and Social Assistance2169.413.51517.911.8+65
Arts and Recreation Services251.11.4170.91.5+8
Other Services1054.63.5904.73.7+15
Total industries2,304100.0100.01,916100.0100.0+388

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (435 people or 18.9%)
  • Construction (406 people or 17.6%)
  • Education and Training (290 people or 12.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,131 people in total or 49.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 2.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 10.3% in Construction and 8.0% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (18.9% compared to 2.3%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (17.6% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.7% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.0% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Dungog Shire increased by increased by 388 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 Dungog Shire were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+123 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+66 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+65 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+42 full-time equivalent local workers)

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