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Time series industry sector analysis

In 2017/18, Cairns contributed 2.8% to Queensland’s Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (Except Computer System Design and Related 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)
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (Except Computer System Design and Related Services)CairnsQueenslandAnalysis
YearEmployment (total)Change from previous yearEmployment (total)Change from previous yearCairns as a % of QueenslandIndex - CairnsIndex - Queensland
2017/183,571-1.0%128,225-0.6%2.8142.6150.9
2016/173,607+1.4%128,993-2.1%2.8144.1151.8
2015/163,557+0.1%131,806+2.0%2.7142.1155.1
2014/153,552-0.9%129,235+1.3%2.7141.9152.1
2013/143,583+0.6%127,517+0.5%2.8143.1150.0
2012/133,563-0.3%126,843-1.6%2.8142.3149.2
2011/123,573-2.0%128,925+2.1%2.8142.7151.7
2010/113,647+2.9%126,306+5.2%2.9145.7148.6
2009/103,546-3.1%120,049+3.4%3.0141.6141.3
2008/093,657+3.2%116,062+5.7%3.2146.1136.6
2007/083,543+10.1%109,796+4.2%3.2141.5129.2
2006/073,219+8.6%105,380+7.7%3.1128.6124.0
2005/062,963+4.8%97,816+5.0%3.0118.3115.1
2004/052,828+6.5%93,134+5.7%3.0112.9109.6
2003/042,656+6.1%88,122+3.7%3.0106.1103.7
2002/032,504+2.0%84,988+4.4%2.9100.0100.0
2001/022,455--81,380--3.098.095.8

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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (Except Computer System Design and Related Services): 3,571 2017, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (Except Computer System Design and Related Services): 3,607 2016, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (Except Computer System Design and Related Services): 3,557 2015, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (Except Computer System Design and Related Services): 3,552 2014, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (Except Computer System Design and Related Services): 3,583 2013, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (Except Computer System Design and Related Services): 3,563 2012, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (Except Computer System Design and Related Services): 3,573 2011, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (Except Computer System Design and Related Services): 3,647 2010, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (Except Computer System Design and Related Services): 3,546 2009, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (Except Computer System Design and Related Services): 3,657 2008, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (Except Computer System Design and Related Services): 3,543 2007, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (Except Computer System Design and Related Services): 3,219 2006, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (Except Computer System Design and Related Services): 2,963 2005, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (Except Computer System Design and Related Services): 2,828 2004, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (Except Computer System Design and Related Services): 2,656 2003, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (Except Computer System Design and Related Services): 2,504 2002, Cairns - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (Except Computer System Design and Related Services): 2,455
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) annual change
Time series - Employment (total) annual change 2018, Queensland: -0.6% 2017, Queensland: -2.1% 2016, Queensland: 2.0% 2015, Queensland: 1.3% 2014, Queensland: 0.5% 2013, Queensland: -1.6% 2012, Queensland: 2.1% 2011, Queensland: 5.2% 2010, Queensland: 3.4% 2009, Queensland: 5.7% 2008, Queensland: 4.2% 2007, Queensland: 7.7% 2006, Queensland: 5.0% 2005, Queensland: 5.7% 2004, Queensland: 3.7% 2018, Cairns: -1.0% 2017, Cairns: 1.4% 2016, Cairns: 0.1% 2015, Cairns: -0.9% 2014, Cairns: 0.6% 2013, Cairns: -0.3% 2012, Cairns: -2.0% 2011, Cairns: 2.9% 2010, Cairns: -3.1% 2009, Cairns: 3.2% 2008, Cairns: 10.1% 2007, Cairns: 8.6% 2006, Cairns: 4.8% 2005, Cairns: 6.5% 2004, Cairns: 6.1%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
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Time series - Employment (total) as percentage of benchmark
Time series - Employment (total) as percentage of benchmark 2018, Cairns as % of Queensland: 2.8% 2017, Cairns as % of Queensland: 2.8% 2016, Cairns as % of Queensland: 2.7% 2015, Cairns as % of Queensland: 2.7% 2014, Cairns as % of Queensland: 2.8% 2013, Cairns as % of Queensland: 2.8% 2012, Cairns as % of Queensland: 2.8% 2011, Cairns as % of Queensland: 2.9% 2010, Cairns as % of Queensland: 3.0% 2009, Cairns as % of Queensland: 3.2% 2008, Cairns as % of Queensland: 3.2% 2007, Cairns as % of Queensland: 3.1% 2006, Cairns as % of Queensland: 3.0% 2005, Cairns as % of Queensland: 3.0% 2004, Cairns as % of Queensland: 3.0% 2003, Cairns as % of Queensland: 2.9% 2002, Cairns as % of Queensland: 3.0%
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: 150.9 2017, Index - Queensland: 151.8 2016, Index - Queensland: 155.1 2015, Index - Queensland: 152.1 2014, Index - Queensland: 150.0 2013, Index - Queensland: 149.2 2012, Index - Queensland: 151.7 2011, Index - Queensland: 148.6 2010, Index - Queensland: 141.3 2009, Index - Queensland: 136.6 2008, Index - Queensland: 129.2 2007, Index - Queensland: 124.0 2006, Index - Queensland: 115.1 2005, Index - Queensland: 109.6 2004, Index - Queensland: 103.7 2003, Index - Queensland: 100.0 2002, Index - Queensland: 95.8 2018, Index - Cairns: 142.6 2017, Index - Cairns: 144.1 2016, Index - Cairns: 142.1 2015, Index - Cairns: 141.9 2014, Index - Cairns: 143.1 2013, Index - Cairns: 142.3 2012, Index - Cairns: 142.7 2011, Index - Cairns: 145.7 2010, Index - Cairns: 141.6 2009, Index - Cairns: 146.1 2008, Index - Cairns: 141.5 2007, Index - Cairns: 128.6 2006, Index - Cairns: 118.3 2005, Index - Cairns: 112.9 2004, Index - Cairns: 106.1 2003, Index - Cairns: 100.0 2002, Index - Cairns: 98.0
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
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