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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the NSROC Region, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services is the largest employer, generating 80,601 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 the NSROC Region.

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 NSROC Region'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
NSROC Region2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7160.22.61,0040.32.8-288
Mining6960.21.39630.31.3-268
Manufacturing18,1785.17.119,1105.87.7-931
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,5800.71.22,2620.71.2+318
Construction27,1227.69.825,8287.99.6+1,294
Wholesale Trade15,2174.23.321,9806.73.8-6,763
Retail Trade25,8177.28.523,9317.38.6+1,885
Accommodation and Food Services14,8394.14.914,2424.35.7+597
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6,7341.95.47,8522.45.8-1,117
Information Media and Telecommunications22,8806.42.223,1657.12.5-286
Financial and Insurance Services20,2005.65.614,8634.55.3+5,336
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7,1552.01.87,0612.22.0+94
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services80,60122.511.461,67518.810.2+18,926
Administrative and Support Services10,7313.03.010,8223.33.3-91
Public Administration and Safety13,4413.76.310,6063.25.6+2,835
Education and Training31,1368.78.326,0567.97.7+5,080
Health Care and Social Assistance45,26212.612.340,74012.411.5+4,522
Arts and Recreation Services4,9841.41.54,4551.41.6+529
Other Services10,5412.93.611,3413.53.9-800
Total industries358,828100.0100.0327,957100.0100.0+30,872

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 the NSROC Region in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (80,601 people or 22.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (45,262 people or 12.6%)
  • Education and Training (31,136 people or 8.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 156,998 people in total or 43.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 11.4% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 12.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 8.3% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (22.5% compared to 11.4%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Information Media and Telecommunications (6.4% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (1.9% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (3.7% compared to 6.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the NSROC Region increased by increased by 30,872 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 the NSROC Region were for those employed in:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+18,926 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+5,336 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+5,080 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+4,522 full-time equivalent local workers)

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