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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Gympie Regional Council, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 1,794 FTE jobs in 2015/16.

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 Gympie Regional Council.

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 Gympie Regional Council'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

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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Gympie Regional Council2015/162010/11Change
Industry
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,52110.43.41,79712.03.5-276
Mining850.63.0990.73.1-14
Manufacturing1,79412.38.51,96213.19.3-168
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1180.81.41080.71.4+10
Construction1,2748.710.51,3709.110.2-96
Wholesale Trade5834.04.25203.54.2+63
Retail Trade1,67111.49.31,69211.39.4-21
Accommodation and Food Services9246.36.18855.96.0+39
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7685.26.17745.26.0-6
Information Media and Telecommunications1200.81.31220.81.4-2
Financial and Insurance Services2021.42.92001.32.8+2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2862.02.12871.92.1-1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5083.57.45113.47.3-3
Administrative and Support Services3482.43.03502.33.0-2
Public Administration and Safety8115.57.08365.67.0-25
Education and Training1,3289.17.61,2518.37.6+78
Health Care and Social Assistance1,49010.210.71,4929.910.4-2
Arts and Recreation Services1270.91.31000.71.2+27
Other Services6864.74.16534.44.0+33

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Data is based on 2014-15 constant prices for all years. NIEIR data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and new data releases normally adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.

Employment (FTE) 2015/16
Employment (FTE) 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 3.4% Mining, Queensland: 3.0% Manufacturing, Queensland: 8.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.4% Construction, Queensland: 10.5% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 4.2% Retail Trade, Queensland: 9.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 6.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 6.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 2.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 7.4% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 7.0% Education and Training, Queensland: 7.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 10.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.3% Other Services, Queensland: 4.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gympie Regional Council: 10.4% Mining, Gympie Regional Council: 0.6% Manufacturing, Gympie Regional Council: 12.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gympie Regional Council: 0.8% Construction, Gympie Regional Council: 8.7% Wholesale Trade, Gympie Regional Council: 4.0% Retail Trade, Gympie Regional Council: 11.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Gympie Regional Council: 6.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gympie Regional Council: 5.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Gympie Regional Council: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Gympie Regional Council: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gympie Regional Council: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gympie Regional Council: 3.5% Administrative and Support Services, Gympie Regional Council: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, Gympie Regional Council: 5.5% Education and Training, Gympie Regional Council: 9.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Gympie Regional Council: 10.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Gympie Regional Council: 0.9% Other Services, Gympie Regional Council: 4.7%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in employment (FTE), 2010/11 to 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gympie Regional Council: -276 Mining, Gympie Regional Council: -14 Manufacturing, Gympie Regional Council: -168 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gympie Regional Council: +10 Construction, Gympie Regional Council: -96 Wholesale Trade, Gympie Regional Council: +63 Retail Trade, Gympie Regional Council: -21 Accommodation and Food Services, Gympie Regional Council: +39 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gympie Regional Council: -6 Information Media and Telecommunications, Gympie Regional Council: -2 Financial and Insurance Services, Gympie Regional Council: +2 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gympie Regional Council: -1 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gympie Regional Council: -3 Administrative and Support Services, Gympie Regional Council: -2 Public Administration and Safety, Gympie Regional Council: -25 Education and Training, Gympie Regional Council: +78 Health Care and Social Assistance, Gympie Regional Council: -2 Arts and Recreation Services, Gympie Regional Council: +27 Other Services, Gympie Regional Council: +33
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in Gympie Regional Council in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (1,794 full-time equivalent local workers or 12.3%)
  • Retail Trade (1,671 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.4%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,521 full-time equivalent local workers or 10.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 4,986 people in total or 34.1% of local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 8.5% in Manufacturing; 9.3% in Retail Trade; and 3.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the Gympie Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (10.4% compared to 3.4%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (12.3% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.5% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (0.6% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the Gympie Regional Council decreased by 366 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2010/11 and 2015/16 in the Gympie Regional Council were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-276 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-168 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (-96 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+78 full-time equivalent local workers)

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