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Employment by industry (FTE)

In Gunnedah Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 942 FTE jobs in 2019/20.

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 Gunnedah 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 Gunnedah 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
Gunnedah Shire2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing94221.32.61,04422.02.9-102
Mining2535.71.13387.11.3-85
Manufacturing2856.47.23347.08.2-49
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services431.01.2751.61.2-32
Construction2796.310.62535.39.7+26
Wholesale Trade2265.13.61533.24.1+73
Retail Trade3618.28.63587.58.8+3
Accommodation and Food Services2235.05.52565.45.9-33
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2595.85.72565.45.9+3
Information Media and Telecommunications200.52.2180.42.5+2
Financial and Insurance Services441.05.6541.15.3-9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services481.11.8731.52.0-25
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1854.210.82134.59.5-28
Administrative and Support Services932.13.01282.73.0-35
Public Administration and Safety2064.75.92084.45.6-2
Education and Training3087.07.53106.57.5-2
Health Care and Social Assistance4249.612.14028.510.9+21
Arts and Recreation Services140.31.4190.41.4-6
Other Services2184.93.72585.44.2-41
Total industries4,431100.0100.04,750100.0100.0-319

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 Gunnedah Shire in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (942 people or 21.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (424 people or 9.6%)
  • Retail Trade (361 people or 8.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,727 people in total or 39.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 2.6% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 12.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 8.6% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (21.3% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.2% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (5.7% compared to 1.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.0% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Gunnedah Shire increased by decreased by -319 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Gunnedah Shire were for those employed in:

  • Wholesale Trade (+73 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+26 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+21 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+3 full-time equivalent local workers)

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