Employment by industry (FTE)
In the NSROC Region, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services is the largest employer, generating 63,427 FTE jobs in 2016/17.
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 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.
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 the specific topic notes section.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||New South Wales%||Number||%||New South Wales%||2011/12 to 2016/17|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||1,036||0.3||2.6||864||0.3||3.2||+172||23000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||2,215||0.7||1.2||2,009||0.6||1.3||+206||23300||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||15,532||4.7||5.8||14,079||4.5||6.0||+1,453||23700||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||7,610||2.3||5.9||7,673||2.5||5.9||-62||23800||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||24,021||7.3||2.5||23,458||7.5||2.7||+563||23900||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||14,636||4.4||5.3||14,991||4.8||5.4||-355||24000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||6,744||2.0||1.9||6,199||2.0||1.8||+545||24100||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||63,427||19.2||10.6||59,678||19.1||9.3||+3,749||24200||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||10,294||3.1||3.2||11,298||3.6||3.2||-1,003||24300||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||10,740||3.2||5.7||10,246||3.3||5.8||+494||24400||P|
|Education and Training||25,784||7.8||7.5||22,112||7.1||6.9||+3,672||24500||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||41,279||12.5||11.6||34,719||11.1||10.3||+6,560||24600||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||4,605||1.4||1.6||3,763||1.2||1.4||+842||24700||P|
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (opens a new window) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
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An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in NSROC Region in 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (63,427 full-time equivalent local workers or 19.2%)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (41,279 full-time equivalent local workers or 12.5%)
- Education and Training (25,784 full-time equivalent local workers or 7.8%)
In combination these three industries accounted for 130,490 people in total or 39.5% of local workers.
In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.6% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 11.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 7.5% 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 (19.2% compared to 10.6%)
- A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Information Media and Telecommunications (7.3% compared to 2.5%)
- A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Wholesale Trade (6.7% compared to 3.9%)
- A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2.3% compared to 5.9%)
The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the NSROC Region increased by 18,486 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.
The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in the NSROC Region were for those employed in:
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+6,560 full-time equivalent local workers)
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+3,749 full-time equivalent local workers)
- Education and Training (+3,672 full-time equivalent local workers)
- Wholesale Trade (+1,589 full-time equivalent local workers)