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Employment by industry (FTE)

In Douglas Shire Council, Accommodation and Food Services is the largest employer, generating 1,325 FTE jobs in 2019/20.

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 Douglas Shire Council.

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 Douglas Shire Council'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
Douglas Shire Council2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2524.54.02814.93.1-30
Mining400.73.4340.63.7+6
Manufacturing2254.17.63556.27.9-130
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services520.91.4651.11.6-13
Construction4598.311.13406.010.7+119
Wholesale Trade781.43.31202.13.3-42
Retail Trade4458.07.94768.49.1-31
Accommodation and Food Services1,32523.95.71,24721.95.6+78
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4678.45.75369.46.0-68
Information Media and Telecommunications240.41.3450.81.4-21
Financial and Insurance Services220.42.6410.72.5-19
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1242.22.01803.22.1-57
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2224.07.71582.87.8+65
Administrative and Support Services3606.53.13285.83.1+32
Public Administration and Safety2294.16.72243.96.9+5
Education and Training3406.18.43295.87.7+11
Health Care and Social Assistance4387.912.64047.111.5+34
Arts and Recreation Services1903.41.52153.81.5-25
Other Services2554.64.13055.44.5-51
Total industries5,547100.0100.05,683100.0100.0-136

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. 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 Douglas Shire Council in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (1,325 people or 23.9%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (467 people or 8.4%)
  • Construction (459 people or 8.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,251 people in total or 40.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 5.7% in Accommodation and Food Services; 5.7% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing and 11.1% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (23.9% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (7.9% compared to 12.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.0% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (4.1% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Douglas Shire Council increased by decreased by -136 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Douglas Shire Council were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+119 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+78 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+65 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+34 full-time equivalent local workers)

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