Cassowary Coast

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Cassowary Coast, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 2,309 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 the Cassowary Coast.

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 the Cassowary Coast'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
Cassowary Coast2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,30920.62.82,74524.03.2-436
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1491.31.41401.21.4+9
Wholesale Trade1941.72.82071.83.1-13
Retail Trade8427.57.98907.88.7-47
Accommodation and Food Services6095.45.46685.85.9-59
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8167.35.86896.06.2+127
Information Media and Telecommunications540.51.0500.41.4+4
Financial and Insurance Services990.92.81141.02.7-15
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services920.81.81171.02.0-25
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3202.98.12882.57.1+32
Administrative and Support Services4183.73.02942.63.1+124
Public Administration and Safety5825.26.86445.66.8-62
Education and Training8717.88.78327.38.4+39
Health Care and Social Assistance1,28711.514.81,0249.012.6+263
Arts and Recreation Services760.71.41391.21.5-64
Other Services4844.34.14584.04.1+26
Total industries11,207100.0100.011,428100.0100.0-221

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (2,309 people or 20.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,287 people or 11.5%)
  • Manufacturing (1,131 people or 10.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,727 people in total or 42.2% of the local workers.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (20.6% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.9% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (7.2% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (11.5% compared to 14.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the Cassowary Coast increased by decreased by -221 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 the Cassowary Coast were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+263 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+127 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+124 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+39 full-time equivalent local workers)

Cassowary Coast Regional Council

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