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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 11,675 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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett 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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett 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

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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region2015/162010/11Change
Industry
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Number%Regional QLD%Number%Regional QLD%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9,31410.76.010,13111.56.4-818
Mining1,0141.24.91,0471.25.0-33
Manufacturing8,0639.37.98,7529.98.4-689
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,5981.81.51,6291.81.4-30
Construction6,8057.910.77,7358.810.9-930
Wholesale Trade2,8473.33.62,7603.13.6+87
Retail Trade9,94111.510.010,02911.410.0-88
Accommodation and Food Services5,6186.57.35,4776.27.2+141
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,9524.65.43,9514.55.3+1
Information Media and Telecommunications8451.01.18591.01.1-14
Financial and Insurance Services1,3451.61.91,3211.51.9+24
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,5271.82.11,5671.82.2-40
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,0353.54.93,0433.55.0-8
Administrative and Support Services2,0892.42.82,1222.42.8-32
Public Administration and Safety4,8835.65.94,9515.66.0-68
Education and Training7,6918.97.67,4218.47.5+271
Health Care and Social Assistance11,67513.510.511,22612.79.9+449
Arts and Recreation Services6470.71.45530.61.3+94
Other Services3,7754.44.33,6014.14.2+174

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, Regional QLD: 6.0% Mining, Regional QLD: 4.9% Manufacturing, Regional QLD: 7.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional QLD: 1.5% Construction, Regional QLD: 10.7% Wholesale Trade, Regional QLD: 3.6% Retail Trade, Regional QLD: 10.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional QLD: 7.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional QLD: 5.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional QLD: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional QLD: 1.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional QLD: 2.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional QLD: 4.9% Administrative and Support Services, Regional QLD: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, Regional QLD: 5.9% Education and Training, Regional QLD: 7.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional QLD: 10.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional QLD: 1.4% Other Services, Regional QLD: 4.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10.7% Mining, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.2% Manufacturing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 9.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.8% Construction, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 7.9% Wholesale Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 3.3% Retail Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 11.5% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 6.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 4.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 3.5% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 5.6% Education and Training, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 13.5% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.7% Other Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 4.4%
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, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -818 Mining, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -33 Manufacturing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -689 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -30 Construction, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -930 Wholesale Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +87 Retail Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -88 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +141 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +1 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -14 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +24 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -40 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -8 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -32 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -68 Education and Training, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +271 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +449 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +94 Other Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +174
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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (11,675 full-time equivalent local workers or 13.5%)
  • Retail Trade (9,941 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.5%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9,314 full-time equivalent local workers or 10.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 30,930 people in total or 35.7% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 10.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.0% in Retail Trade; and 6.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region and Regional QLD were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (10.7% compared to 6.0%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (13.5% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (1.2% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (7.9% compared to 10.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region decreased by 1,511 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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region were for those employed in:

  • Construction (-930 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-818 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-689 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+449 full-time equivalent local workers)

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