Burdekin Shire

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Burdekin Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,657 FTE jobs in 2022/23.

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 Burdekin Shire.

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 Burdekin Shire'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
Burdekin Shire2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,65722.72.81,95426.63.2-298
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2002.71.41231.71.4+77
Wholesale Trade1652.32.81221.73.1+43
Retail Trade4676.47.95968.18.7-129
Accommodation and Food Services3284.55.43064.25.9+22
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2873.95.82883.96.2-1
Information Media and Telecommunications120.21.0190.31.4-6
Financial and Insurance Services851.22.8991.32.7-14
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services420.61.8660.92.0-24
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2062.88.11932.67.1+13
Administrative and Support Services1241.73.01321.83.1-8
Public Administration and Safety5077.06.83554.86.8+153
Education and Training5437.58.74896.68.4+54
Health Care and Social Assistance7089.714.86599.012.6+49
Arts and Recreation Services290.41.4210.31.5+8
Other Services3584.94.13104.24.1+48
Total industries7,290100.0100.07,358100.0100.0-67

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©2023. 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 Burdekin Shire in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,657 people or 22.7%)
  • Manufacturing (1,156 people or 15.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (708 people or 9.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,520 people in total or 48.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 7.0% in Manufacturing and 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of Burdekin Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (22.7% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (15.9% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (5.0% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.8% compared to 8.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Burdekin Shire increased by decreased by -67 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2017/18 and 2022/23 in Burdekin Shire were for those employed in:

  • Public Administration and Safety (+153 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+77 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+54 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+49 full-time equivalent local workers)

Burdekin Shire Council

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