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Time series industry sector analysis

In 2017/18, Cairns contributed 3.3% to Queensland’s Construction Services employment (total).

The annual industry sector analysis reveals the growth and decline of an industry from 2000/01 to the present.

These charts show the year-on-year change in the different measures of an industry size, based on the 87 industry subsectors and 19 main industry divisions in the ANZSIC classification. An industry may be growing in the local area, but at a rate no different to that of the state or region. For this reason, measures are also included that compare the growth or decline of the industry with the equivalent in the benchmark area, based on a standard index base year of 2000/01. Another chart also looks at the change in an industry as a percentage of the benchmark.

For instance, an industry may double in size from $100m to $200m in total output. But if the state’s output went up by the same amount, the percentage of state would be unchanged. On the other hand, if the state’s output is declining but local output is unchanged, the percentage of state would increase. In this way change over time can be benchmarked.

Different measures may also grow and change in different ways. For instance, during the GFC, some industries retained staff but they worked less hours, resulting in a loss of FTE jobs but no loss of total employment. And an industry may have increasing exports without having an increase in total output.

Industry sector time-series analysis should be viewed in conjunction with Local workers data from the 2011 and 2006 Census to see how the characteristics of the local workers are changing in a growing or declining industry.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Time series - Employment (total)
Construction ServicesCairnsQueenslandAnalysis
YearEmployment (total)Change from previous yearEmployment (total)Change from previous yearCairns as a % of QueenslandIndex - CairnsIndex - Queensland
2017/185,337+23.6%161,536+8.4%3.3167.2188.2
2016/174,319+4.4%148,957+7.3%2.9135.3173.5
2015/164,137-4.3%138,867--3.0129.6161.8
2014/154,321-0.7%138,841-6.8%3.1135.4161.7
2013/144,352-12.2%148,992-0.9%2.9136.4173.6
2012/134,958-10.4%150,381-1.3%3.3155.4175.2
2011/125,535+1.7%152,328-2.2%3.6173.4177.4
2010/115,441-3.4%155,826+0.2%3.5170.5181.5
2009/105,634-9.2%155,565-3.1%3.6176.5181.2
2008/096,203-3.8%160,554+7.2%3.9194.4187.0
2007/086,445+5.8%149,748+6.0%4.3202.0174.4
2006/076,093+8.5%141,227+7.7%4.3190.9164.5
2005/065,618+9.3%131,148+7.0%4.3176.0152.8
2004/055,139+28.7%122,564+19.1%4.2161.0142.8
2003/043,994+25.2%102,940+19.9%3.9125.2119.9
2002/033,191+22.2%85,848+12.9%3.7100.0100.0
2001/022,612--76,066--3.481.988.6

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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Time series - Employment (total)
Time series - Employment (total) 2018, Cairns - Construction Services: 5,337 2017, Cairns - Construction Services: 4,319 2016, Cairns - Construction Services: 4,137 2015, Cairns - Construction Services: 4,321 2014, Cairns - Construction Services: 4,352 2013, Cairns - Construction Services: 4,958 2012, Cairns - Construction Services: 5,535 2011, Cairns - Construction Services: 5,441 2010, Cairns - Construction Services: 5,634 2009, Cairns - Construction Services: 6,203 2008, Cairns - Construction Services: 6,445 2007, Cairns - Construction Services: 6,093 2006, Cairns - Construction Services: 5,618 2005, Cairns - Construction Services: 5,139 2004, Cairns - Construction Services: 3,994 2003, Cairns - Construction Services: 3,191 2002, Cairns - Construction Services: 2,612
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
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Time series - Employment (total) annual change
Time series - Employment (total) annual change 2018, Queensland: 8.4% 2017, Queensland: 7.3% 2016, Queensland: 0.0% 2015, Queensland: -6.8% 2014, Queensland: -0.9% 2013, Queensland: -1.3% 2012, Queensland: -2.2% 2011, Queensland: 0.2% 2010, Queensland: -3.1% 2009, Queensland: 7.2% 2008, Queensland: 6.0% 2007, Queensland: 7.7% 2006, Queensland: 7.0% 2005, Queensland: 19.1% 2004, Queensland: 19.9% 2018, Cairns: 23.6% 2017, Cairns: 4.4% 2016, Cairns: -4.3% 2015, Cairns: -0.7% 2014, Cairns: -12.2% 2013, Cairns: -10.4% 2012, Cairns: 1.7% 2011, Cairns: -3.4% 2010, Cairns: -9.2% 2009, Cairns: -3.8% 2008, Cairns: 5.8% 2007, Cairns: 8.5% 2006, Cairns: 9.3% 2005, Cairns: 28.7% 2004, Cairns: 25.2%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Time series - Employment (total) as percentage of benchmark
Time series - Employment (total) as percentage of benchmark 2018, Cairns as % of Queensland: 3.3% 2017, Cairns as % of Queensland: 2.9% 2016, Cairns as % of Queensland: 3.0% 2015, Cairns as % of Queensland: 3.1% 2014, Cairns as % of Queensland: 2.9% 2013, Cairns as % of Queensland: 3.3% 2012, Cairns as % of Queensland: 3.6% 2011, Cairns as % of Queensland: 3.5% 2010, Cairns as % of Queensland: 3.6% 2009, Cairns as % of Queensland: 3.9% 2008, Cairns as % of Queensland: 4.3% 2007, Cairns as % of Queensland: 4.3% 2006, Cairns as % of Queensland: 4.3% 2005, Cairns as % of Queensland: 4.2% 2004, Cairns as % of Queensland: 3.9% 2003, Cairns as % of Queensland: 3.7% 2002, Cairns as % of Queensland: 3.4%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
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Index of employment (total)
Index of employment (total) 2018, Index - Queensland: 188.2 2017, Index - Queensland: 173.5 2016, Index - Queensland: 161.8 2015, Index - Queensland: 161.7 2014, Index - Queensland: 173.6 2013, Index - Queensland: 175.2 2012, Index - Queensland: 177.4 2011, Index - Queensland: 181.5 2010, Index - Queensland: 181.2 2009, Index - Queensland: 187.0 2008, Index - Queensland: 174.4 2007, Index - Queensland: 164.5 2006, Index - Queensland: 152.8 2005, Index - Queensland: 142.8 2004, Index - Queensland: 119.9 2003, Index - Queensland: 100.0 2002, Index - Queensland: 88.6 2018, Index - Cairns: 167.2 2017, Index - Cairns: 135.3 2016, Index - Cairns: 129.6 2015, Index - Cairns: 135.4 2014, Index - Cairns: 136.4 2013, Index - Cairns: 155.4 2012, Index - Cairns: 173.4 2011, Index - Cairns: 170.5 2010, Index - Cairns: 176.5 2009, Index - Cairns: 194.4 2008, Index - Cairns: 202.0 2007, Index - Cairns: 190.9 2006, Index - Cairns: 176.0 2005, Index - Cairns: 161.0 2004, Index - Cairns: 125.2 2003, Index - Cairns: 100.0 2002, Index - Cairns: 81.9
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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