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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Federation Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,207 FTE jobs in 2018/19.

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 the Federation Council area.

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 the Federation Council area'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
Federation Council area2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. NSWNumber%. NSW2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,20723.52.51,24224.93.0-35
Mining140.31.1160.31.4-2
Manufacturing95018.57.598819.88.5-38
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services250.51.1330.71.3-7
Construction4268.310.73176.49.4+109
Wholesale Trade1302.53.61402.84.3-10
Retail Trade3116.18.53587.28.9-47
Accommodation and Food Services5029.85.84869.76.0+16
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3086.05.93096.25.8-1
Information Media and Telecommunications120.22.3170.32.5-5
Financial and Insurance Services250.55.3270.55.5-2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services300.61.9491.02.0-19
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1312.510.81162.39.1+14
Administrative and Support Services1603.13.0982.03.0+62
Public Administration and Safety1512.95.61523.15.8-2
Education and Training2084.17.42004.07.2+8
Health Care and Social Assistance2775.411.62284.610.7+49
Arts and Recreation Services981.91.5571.11.4+41
Other Services1583.13.81543.14.2+4
Total industries5,124100.0100.04,988100.0100.0+136

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. 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 the Federation Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,207 people or 23.5%)
  • Manufacturing (950 people or 18.5%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (502 people or 9.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,659 people in total or 51.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, NSW employed 2.5% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 7.5% in Manufacturing and 5.8% in Accommodation and Food Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the Federation Council area and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (23.5% compared to 2.5%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (18.5% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.5% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (5.4% compared to 11.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the Federation Council area increased by increased by 136 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Federation Council area were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+109 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+62 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+49 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+41 full-time equivalent local workers)

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