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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the NSROC Region, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services is the largest employer, generating 70,040 FTE jobs in 2018/19.

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 Region2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8680.32.59570.33.0-89
Mining3960.11.19640.31.4-568
Manufacturing19,8405.87.519,8446.38.5-3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,0790.61.12,0910.71.3-13
Construction29,3878.610.727,4188.79.4+1,969
Wholesale Trade17,8135.23.622,1217.04.3-4,308
Retail Trade25,8187.58.523,5617.58.9+2,256
Accommodation and Food Services15,2404.45.814,6194.66.0+621
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8,1892.45.97,5572.45.8+632
Information Media and Telecommunications23,3286.82.322,1597.02.5+1,169
Financial and Insurance Services16,0824.75.315,0364.85.5+1,046
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6,2021.81.96,7662.12.0-564
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services70,04020.410.855,99517.79.1+14,044
Administrative and Support Services9,9242.93.09,8653.13.0+59
Public Administration and Safety10,7053.15.610,5153.35.8+190
Education and Training26,9847.97.423,2077.47.2+3,778
Health Care and Social Assistance43,92312.811.636,88411.710.7+7,039
Arts and Recreation Services4,6931.41.54,0841.31.4+609
Other Services12,1223.53.811,8743.84.2+248
Total industries343,634100.0100.0315,518100.0100.0+28,116

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. 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 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (70,040 people or 20.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (43,923 people or 12.8%)
  • Construction (29,387 people or 8.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 143,350 people in total or 41.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.8% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 11.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 10.7% in Construction.

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 (20.4% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Information Media and Telecommunications (6.8% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2.4% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (3.1% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the NSROC Region increased by increased by 28,116 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the NSROC Region were for those employed in:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+14,044 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+7,039 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+3,778 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+2,256 full-time equivalent local workers)

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