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Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 4,839 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 Port Macquarie-Hastings 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 Port Macquarie-Hastings 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
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7372.92.68933.52.8-156
Mining510.21.3940.41.3-43
Manufacturing9933.97.11,2034.87.7-210
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,2564.91.29233.61.2+333
Construction3,80814.89.83,13512.49.6+672
Wholesale Trade4131.63.36422.53.8-229
Retail Trade2,3609.28.52,72410.88.6-364
Accommodation and Food Services1,6716.54.91,9047.55.7-234
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9173.65.41,1304.55.8-213
Information Media and Telecommunications1660.62.22100.82.5-43
Financial and Insurance Services4591.85.64781.95.3-19
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4011.61.85302.12.0-128
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9893.811.41,1644.610.2-175
Administrative and Support Services9333.63.08603.43.3+73
Public Administration and Safety1,2704.96.31,1624.65.6+108
Education and Training2,78210.88.32,5179.97.7+266
Health Care and Social Assistance4,83918.812.34,33317.111.5+506
Arts and Recreation Services1670.61.52631.01.6-96
Other Services1,5556.03.61,1664.63.9+389
Total industries25,766100.0100.025,332100.0100.0+435

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 Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,839 people or 18.8%)
  • Construction (3,808 people or 14.8%)
  • Education and Training (2,782 people or 10.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 11,429 people in total or 44.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.8% in Construction and 8.3% in Education and Training.

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

  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.8% compared to 11.4%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (18.8% compared to 12.3%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (14.8% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.8% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area increased by increased by 435 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 Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+672 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+506 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Other Services (+389 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+333 full-time equivalent local workers)

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