MidCoast Council area

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the MidCoast Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 5,249 FTE jobs in 2021/22.

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 MidCoast 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 the MidCoast 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
MidCoast Council area2021/222016/17Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,8847.02.51,7196.82.6+166
Mining3381.31.23761.51.3-38
Manufacturing1,4435.46.61,3895.57.7+53
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3891.51.35032.01.1-114
Construction3,64613.69.52,95711.810.0+689
Wholesale Trade4891.83.34691.93.7+21
Retail Trade2,5859.68.32,99911.98.3-413
Accommodation and Food Services1,8176.84.81,8327.35.6-15
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8073.05.21,0144.05.7-207
Information Media and Telecommunications2120.82.42280.92.6-15
Financial and Insurance Services3201.26.12911.25.2+29
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4611.71.94191.71.8+42
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9763.611.21,1284.510.4-152
Administrative and Support Services8703.23.08593.43.2+11
Public Administration and Safety1,1864.46.21,0334.15.7+152
Education and Training2,3668.88.22,3309.37.8+36
Health Care and Social Assistance5,24919.613.14,27917.011.8+970
Arts and Recreation Services3031.11.43041.21.5-2
Other Services1,4565.43.71,0294.13.8+427
Total industries26,798100.0100.025,158100.0100.0+1,640

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. ©2023. 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 MidCoast Council area in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,249 people or 19.6%)
  • Construction (3,646 people or 13.6%)
  • Retail Trade (2,585 people or 9.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 11,481 people in total or 42.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 13.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.5% in Construction and 8.3% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.6% compared to 11.2%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (19.6% compared to 13.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.2% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (7.0% compared to 2.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the MidCoast Council area increased by increased by 1,640 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in the MidCoast Council area were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+970 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+689 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Other Services (+427 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+166 full-time equivalent local workers)

MidCoast Council

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