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Fraser Coast Regional Council

Employment by industry (Total)

In Fraser Coast Regional Council, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 5,626 local jobs in 2015/16.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Fraser Coast Regional Council. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of 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.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

NOTE: 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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Employment (total) by industry
Fraser Coast Regional Council2015/162010/11Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional QLD%Number%Regional QLD%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7562.34.88282.55.0-72
Mining940.33.91150.33.9-22
Manufacturing2,3987.47.12,8028.47.8-404
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6752.11.47362.21.3-61
Construction2,1146.59.92,5747.710.3-459
Wholesale Trade8622.73.38622.63.30
Retail Trade4,56014.111.54,41913.211.3+141
Accommodation and Food Services2,8938.98.32,9628.98.2-69
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,4254.44.81,4854.44.8-60
Information Media and Telecommunications4371.41.14591.41.1-22
Financial and Insurance Services5181.61.95491.62.0-31
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6482.02.06902.12.1-42
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2133.74.91,2533.84.9-40
Administrative and Support Services1,0153.13.21,0393.13.1-24
Public Administration and Safety2,0666.45.92,1826.56.1-115
Education and Training3,1829.88.13,1669.57.9+16
Health Care and Social Assistance5,62617.411.85,48316.411.2+143
Arts and Recreation Services3721.21.63130.91.5+59
Other Services1,4994.64.31,4864.44.2+13

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

Employment (total) by industry 2015/16
Employment (total) by industry 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional QLD: 4.8% Mining, Regional QLD: 3.9% Manufacturing, Regional QLD: 7.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional QLD: 1.4% Construction, Regional QLD: 9.9% Wholesale Trade, Regional QLD: 3.3% Retail Trade, Regional QLD: 11.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional QLD: 8.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional QLD: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional QLD: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional QLD: 1.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional QLD: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional QLD: 4.9% Administrative and Support Services, Regional QLD: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Regional QLD: 5.9% Education and Training, Regional QLD: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional QLD: 11.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional QLD: 1.6% Other Services, Regional QLD: 4.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 2.3% Mining, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0.3% Manufacturing, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 7.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 2.1% Construction, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 6.5% Wholesale Trade, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 2.7% Retail Trade, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 14.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 8.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 4.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 3.7% Administrative and Support Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 6.4% Education and Training, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 9.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 17.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.2% Other Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 4.6%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2010/11 to 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -72 Mining, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -22 Manufacturing, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -404 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -61 Construction, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -459 Wholesale Trade, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0 Retail Trade, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +141 Accommodation and Food Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -69 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -60 Information Media and Telecommunications, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -22 Financial and Insurance Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -31 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -42 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -40 Administrative and Support Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -24 Public Administration and Safety, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -115 Education and Training, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +16 Health Care and Social Assistance, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +143 Arts and Recreation Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +59 Other Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +13
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 local workers in Fraser Coast Regional Council in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,626 people or 17.4%)
  • Retail Trade (4,560 people or 14.1%)
  • Education and Training (3,182 people or 9.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 13,368 people in total or 41.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 11.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 11.5% in Retail Trade; and 8.1% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Fraser Coast Regional Council and Regional QLD were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.4% compared to 11.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (14.1% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.3% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (6.5% compared to 9.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Fraser Coast Regional Council decreased by 1,048 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2010/11 and 2015/16 in Fraser Coast Regional Council were for those employed in:

  • Construction (-459 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-404 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+143 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+141 local workers)

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