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Employment by industry (FTE)

In Cook Shire, Mining is the largest employer, generating 1,040 FTE jobs in 2018/19.

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 Cook 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 Cook 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
Cook Shire2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2919.23.42489.43.1+42
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services331.01.5301.11.6+3
Wholesale Trade260.83.4210.83.5+5
Retail Trade1123.68.31626.29.3-50
Accommodation and Food Services2608.35.92308.75.3+30
Transport, Postal and Warehousing632.06.0662.56.0-2
Information Media and Telecommunications220.71.4100.41.5+13
Financial and Insurance Services321.02.7100.42.4+21
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services240.82.0281.12.2-4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1103.57.11325.07.5-22
Administrative and Support Services401.33.2582.23.1-19
Public Administration and Safety2217.06.72449.36.9-23
Education and Training1785.78.21084.17.2+70
Health Care and Social Assistance1865.912.41837.011.0+3
Arts and Recreation Services501.61.6652.51.4-16
Other Services642.04.2622.44.5+2
Total industries3,145100.0100.02,628100.0100.0+517

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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 Cook Shire in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining (1,040 people or 33.1%)
  • Construction (301 people or 9.6%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (291 people or 9.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,631 people in total or 51.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 3.3% in Mining; 11.1% in Construction and 3.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (33.1% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (5.9% compared to 12.4%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9.2% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (3.6% compared to 8.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Cook Shire increased by increased by 517 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Cook Shire were for those employed in:

  • Mining (+418 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+98 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+70 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+42 full-time equivalent local workers)

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