City of Greater Geelong

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Greater Geelong, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 15,153 FTE jobs in 2020/21.

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 City of Greater Geelong.

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 City of Greater Geelong'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
City of Greater Geelong2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,5061.62.71,6962.13.6-189
Mining2470.30.42580.30.4-11
Manufacturing7,4328.18.87,7669.810.0-334
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,5851.71.41,5411.91.4+45
Construction12,25913.310.38,94211.39.7+3,318
Wholesale Trade1,9662.13.72,0442.63.9-77
Retail Trade9,54010.48.69,74612.39.3-206
Accommodation and Food Services3,8714.24.34,5125.75.4-641
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,3313.65.63,3984.35.8-67
Information Media and Telecommunications6670.72.07791.02.3-112
Financial and Insurance Services2,8123.14.62,0712.64.2+742
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,1921.31.61,1021.41.7+91
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,2935.810.74,5325.79.3+761
Administrative and Support Services1,8442.02.82,0192.53.3-175
Public Administration and Safety8,1698.96.04,1195.25.1+4,050
Education and Training10,88811.88.98,34810.58.0+2,540
Health Care and Social Assistance15,15316.512.512,20115.411.1+2,952
Arts and Recreation Services1,0461.11.81,1931.51.8-147
Other Services3,2493.53.32,9723.83.6+277
Total industries92,052100.0100.079,238100.0100.0+12,815

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 the City of Greater Geelong in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (15,153 people or 16.5%)
  • Construction (12,259 people or 13.3%)
  • Education and Training (10,888 people or 11.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 38,301 people in total or 41.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.3% in Construction and 8.9% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the City of Greater Geelong and Victoria were:

  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.8% compared to 10.7%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (16.5% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (13.3% compared to 10.3%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Education and Training (11.8% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Greater Geelong increased by increased by 12,815 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in the City of Greater Geelong were for those employed in:

  • Public Administration and Safety (+4,050 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+3,318 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,952 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+2,540 full-time equivalent local workers)

City of Greater Geelong

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