Shoalhaven City

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Shoalhaven City, Construction is the largest employer, generating 5,391 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 Shoalhaven City.

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 Shoalhaven City'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
Shoalhaven City2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,1223.52.68082.62.8+315
Mining2960.91.31120.41.3+184
Manufacturing2,6468.47.12,0936.87.7+554
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5061.61.24021.31.2+104
Construction5,39117.09.84,36014.29.6+1,031
Wholesale Trade3881.23.34701.53.8-82
Retail Trade2,9399.38.53,31810.88.6-379
Accommodation and Food Services2,0596.54.92,4277.95.7-369
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,1213.55.41,2574.15.8-135
Information Media and Telecommunications2980.92.22710.92.5+28
Financial and Insurance Services2940.95.63441.15.3-51
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4871.51.85831.92.0-97
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,6515.211.41,4684.810.2+184
Administrative and Support Services8292.63.01,2704.13.3-441
Public Administration and Safety2,9029.26.33,06810.05.6-166
Education and Training2,4257.78.32,3197.57.7+107
Health Care and Social Assistance4,36813.812.34,48714.611.5-118
Arts and Recreation Services3621.11.54541.51.6-92
Other Services1,5584.93.61,2324.03.9+326
Total industries31,643100.0100.030,743100.0100.0+900

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 Shoalhaven City in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (5,391 people or 17.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,368 people or 13.8%)
  • Retail Trade (2,939 people or 9.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 12,698 people in total or 40.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 9.8% in Construction; 12.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 8.5% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (17.0% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.2% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (0.9% compared to 5.6%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (9.2% compared to 6.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Shoalhaven City increased by increased by 900 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 Shoalhaven City were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+1,031 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+554 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Other Services (+326 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+315 full-time equivalent local workers)

Shoalhaven City Council

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