In Douglas Shire Council, Accommodation and Food Services is the largest employer, generating 1,418 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 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.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector|
|Douglas Shire Council||2018/19||2013/14||Change|
|Industry||Number||%||Queensland||Number||%||Queensland||2013/14 - 2018/19|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||285||5.2||3.4||306||5.0||3.1||-21|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||58||1.1||1.5||86||1.4||1.6||-28|
|Accommodation and Food Services||1,418||25.9||5.9||1,183||19.3||5.3||+235|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||501||9.2||6.0||684||11.1||6.0||-183|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||18||0.3||1.4||63||1.0||1.5||-46|
|Financial and Insurance Services||40||0.7||2.7||54||0.9||2.4||-13|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||163||3.0||2.0||219||3.6||2.2||-56|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||186||3.4||7.1||151||2.5||7.5||+35|
|Administrative and Support Services||313||5.7||3.2||303||4.9||3.1||+10|
|Public Administration and Safety||224||4.1||6.7||241||3.9||6.9||-17|
|Education and Training||288||5.3||8.2||353||5.7||7.2||-64|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||400||7.3||12.4||448||7.3||11.0||-49|
|Arts and Recreation Services||190||3.5||1.6||193||3.1||1.4||-2|
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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 morePlease refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in Douglas Shire Council in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:
- Accommodation and Food Services (1,418 people or 25.9%)
- Transport, Postal and Warehousing (501 people or 9.2%)
- Retail Trade (446 people or 8.2%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 2,365 people in total or 43.2% of the local workers.
In comparison, Queensland employed 5.9% in Accommodation and Food Services; 6.0% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing and 8.3% in Retail Trade.
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 (25.9% compared to 5.9%)
- A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (7.3% compared to 12.4%)
- A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (6.5% compared to 11.1%)
- A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.4% compared to 7.1%)
The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Douglas Shire Council increased by decreased by -673 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 Douglas Shire Council were for those employed in:
- Accommodation and Food Services (+235 full-time equivalent local workers)
- Construction (+40 full-time equivalent local workers)
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+35 full-time equivalent local workers)
- Administrative and Support Services (+10 full-time equivalent local workers)