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Parkes Shire

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Parkes Shire, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 760 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 Parkes Shire.

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 Parkes Shire'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
Parkes Shire2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing72313.82.599217.93.0-269
Mining54110.31.14948.91.4+47
Manufacturing2124.07.52654.88.5-54
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services480.91.1881.61.3-40
Construction2695.110.73626.59.4-93
Wholesale Trade1152.23.61532.84.3-39
Retail Trade4027.78.55079.28.9-105
Accommodation and Food Services3296.35.83255.96.0+3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4127.95.93816.95.8+31
Information Media and Telecommunications250.52.3350.62.5-9
Financial and Insurance Services601.15.3561.05.5+4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services440.81.9460.82.0-2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1472.810.81492.79.1-2
Administrative and Support Services881.73.0991.83.0-11
Public Administration and Safety3897.45.63796.95.8+10
Education and Training4017.67.43656.67.2+35
Health Care and Social Assistance76014.511.65289.510.7+232
Arts and Recreation Services350.71.5260.51.4+9
Other Services2494.83.82825.14.2-33
Total industries5,247100.0100.05,532100.0100.0-285

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 Parkes Shire in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (760 people or 14.5%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (723 people or 13.8%)
  • Mining (541 people or 10.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,024 people in total or 38.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 11.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 2.5% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 1.1% in Mining.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (13.8% compared to 2.5%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (10.3% compared to 1.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.8% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (5.1% compared to 10.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Parkes Shire increased by decreased by -285 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 Parkes Shire were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+232 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Mining (+47 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+35 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+31 full-time equivalent local workers)

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