Goulburn Mulwaree Council area

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Goulburn Mulwaree Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 1,783 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 Goulburn Mulwaree 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 Goulburn Mulwaree 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
Goulburn Mulwaree Council area2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5144.62.65595.32.8-45
Mining2962.71.32362.21.3+60
Manufacturing8587.77.16956.67.7+163
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1081.01.21211.11.2-13
Construction1,60714.49.89949.49.6+613
Wholesale Trade1781.63.32212.13.8-43
Retail Trade9818.88.51,18211.28.6-201
Accommodation and Food Services6155.54.97026.65.7-87
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6535.85.46716.35.8-19
Information Media and Telecommunications790.72.2580.62.5+21
Financial and Insurance Services1351.25.61301.25.3+5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1211.11.81801.72.0-59
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4193.811.44023.810.2+17
Administrative and Support Services2412.23.02542.43.3-14
Public Administration and Safety1,15410.36.31,06210.05.6+92
Education and Training8317.58.38658.27.7-33
Health Care and Social Assistance1,78316.012.31,62515.411.5+158
Arts and Recreation Services1010.91.51661.61.6-66
Other Services4854.33.64524.33.9+33
Total industries11,158100.0100.010,575100.0100.0+583

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 Goulburn Mulwaree Council area in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,783 people or 16.0%)
  • Construction (1,607 people or 14.4%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (1,154 people or 10.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,544 people in total or 40.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.8% in Construction and 6.3% in Public Administration and Safety.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of Goulburn Mulwaree Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.8% compared to 11.4%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (14.4% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.2% compared to 5.6%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (10.3% compared to 6.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Goulburn Mulwaree Council area increased by increased by 583 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 Goulburn Mulwaree Council area were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+613 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+163 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+158 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+92 full-time equivalent local workers)

Goulburn Mulwaree

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