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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Bundaberg Regional Council, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 4,740 FTE jobs in 2017/18.

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 Bundaberg 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 Bundaberg 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
Bundaberg Regional Council2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,81212.33.13,85912.73.7-47
Mining1150.43.21690.64.0-54
Manufacturing2,7538.97.92,7269.08.2+27
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4731.51.54931.61.7-21
Construction2,7078.711.22,4108.011.3+297
Wholesale Trade8082.63.19043.03.6-96
Retail Trade3,30910.78.83,50511.69.1-196
Accommodation and Food Services1,8395.95.81,6485.45.5+190
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,4854.86.11,3444.46.3+140
Information Media and Telecommunications3361.11.32560.81.4+80
Financial and Insurance Services5761.92.95851.92.7-10
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4361.41.95451.82.3-109
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2274.07.51,1413.87.1+87
Administrative and Support Services8132.63.17512.53.0+63
Public Administration and Safety1,5925.17.11,6265.47.0-33
Education and Training2,1957.17.62,3167.77.2-121
Health Care and Social Assistance4,74015.312.14,26214.110.6+478
Arts and Recreation Services3481.11.64581.51.4-110
Other Services1,3914.54.21,2774.24.0+114

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (FTE) 2017/18
Employment (FTE) 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 3.1% Mining, Queensland: 3.2% Manufacturing, Queensland: 7.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.5% Construction, Queensland: 11.2% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.1% Retail Trade, Queensland: 8.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 5.8% 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: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 7.5% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 7.1% Education and Training, Queensland: 7.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 12.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.6% Other Services, Queensland: 4.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Bundaberg Regional Council: 12.3% Mining, Bundaberg Regional Council: 0.4% Manufacturing, Bundaberg Regional Council: 8.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: 1.5% Construction, Bundaberg Regional Council: 8.7% Wholesale Trade, Bundaberg Regional Council: 2.6% Retail Trade, Bundaberg Regional Council: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bundaberg Regional Council: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Bundaberg Regional Council: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: 1.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: 4.0% Administrative and Support Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, Bundaberg Regional Council: 5.1% Education and Training, Bundaberg Regional Council: 7.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Bundaberg Regional Council: 15.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: 1.1% Other Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: 4.5%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Bundaberg Regional Council: -47 Mining, Bundaberg Regional Council: -54 Manufacturing, Bundaberg Regional Council: +27 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: -21 Construction, Bundaberg Regional Council: +297 Wholesale Trade, Bundaberg Regional Council: -96 Retail Trade, Bundaberg Regional Council: -196 Accommodation and Food Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: +190 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bundaberg Regional Council: +140 Information Media and Telecommunications, Bundaberg Regional Council: +80 Financial and Insurance Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: -10 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: -109 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: +87 Administrative and Support Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: +63 Public Administration and Safety, Bundaberg Regional Council: -33 Education and Training, Bundaberg Regional Council: -121 Health Care and Social Assistance, Bundaberg Regional Council: +478 Arts and Recreation Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: -110 Other Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: +114
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
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 Bundaberg Regional Council in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,740 full-time equivalent local workers or 15.3%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (3,812 full-time equivalent local workers or 12.3%)
  • Retail Trade (3,309 full-time equivalent local workers or 10.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 11,861 people in total or 38.3% of local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 12.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 3.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; and 8.8% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (12.3% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (15.3% compared to 12.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.0% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (0.4% compared to 3.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the Bundaberg Regional Council increased by 678 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the Bundaberg Regional Council were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+478 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+297 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-196 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+190 full-time equivalent local workers)

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