Glenelg Shire

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Glenelg Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,465 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 Glenelg 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 Glenelg 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
Glenelg Shire2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,46522.32.71,76124.03.6-297
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services610.91.4620.81.4-1
Wholesale Trade1342.03.71812.53.9-48
Retail Trade3805.88.64716.49.3-91
Accommodation and Food Services2473.84.33795.25.4-131
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5408.25.65517.55.8-11
Information Media and Telecommunications150.22.0160.22.3-1
Financial and Insurance Services490.74.6430.64.2+6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services380.61.6640.91.7-26
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1892.910.71772.49.3+12
Administrative and Support Services1201.82.81041.43.3+16
Public Administration and Safety3014.66.02934.05.1+8
Education and Training4597.08.93935.48.0+66
Health Care and Social Assistance79312.112.57029.611.1+91
Arts and Recreation Services420.61.8590.81.8-17
Other Services2213.43.32273.13.6-6
Total industries6,575100.0100.07,325100.0100.0-750

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in 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 Glenelg Shire in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,465 people or 22.3%)
  • Manufacturing (1,022 people or 15.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (793 people or 12.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,280 people in total or 49.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 2.7% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 8.8% in Manufacturing and 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of Glenelg Shire and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (22.3% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.9% compared to 10.7%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (15.6% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (0.7% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Glenelg Shire increased by decreased by -750 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 Glenelg Shire were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+91 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+72 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+66 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+16 full-time equivalent local workers)

Glenelg Shire

economic profile