Lismore City

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Lismore City, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 4,075 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 Lismore City.

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 Lismore City'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
Lismore City2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,0025.62.61,0026.12.9+0
Mining270.11.1290.21.3-3
Manufacturing1,3507.57.21,0826.58.2+267
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2271.31.21540.91.2+72
Construction1,1626.510.61,3037.99.7-142
Wholesale Trade3121.73.64042.44.1-92
Retail Trade1,83510.28.61,96411.98.8-130
Accommodation and Food Services8194.65.58475.15.9-27
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5803.25.76383.95.9-59
Information Media and Telecommunications2051.12.22341.42.5-29
Financial and Insurance Services3622.05.63312.05.3+31
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2131.21.82131.32.0+0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9175.110.88044.99.5+112
Administrative and Support Services5373.03.04092.53.0+127
Public Administration and Safety1,2326.95.99375.75.6+295
Education and Training2,20912.37.51,94411.87.5+265
Health Care and Social Assistance4,07522.712.13,29719.910.9+778
Arts and Recreation Services1580.91.41621.01.4-4
Other Services7644.33.77704.74.2-6
Total industries17,986100.0100.016,527100.0100.0+1,459

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 Lismore City in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,075 people or 22.7%)
  • Education and Training (2,209 people or 12.3%)
  • Retail Trade (1,835 people or 10.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 8,119 people in total or 45.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 7.5% in Education and Training and 8.6% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (22.7% compared to 12.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.1% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Education and Training (12.3% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (6.5% compared to 10.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Lismore City increased by increased by 1,459 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 Lismore City were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+778 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+295 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+267 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+265 full-time equivalent local workers)

Lismore City

economic profile