Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils

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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the FNQROC, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 15,041 FTE jobs in 2020/21.

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 FNQROC.

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 FNQROC'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
FNQROC2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing10,4509.34.18,4148.03.2+2,036
Mining3,7873.44.02,2652.23.4+1,522
Manufacturing5,8275.27.66,3476.18.0-520
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,0841.01.31,3621.31.4-278
Construction12,30011.010.79,1898.810.5+3,111
Wholesale Trade2,6692.43.22,4612.43.2+208
Retail Trade8,5777.68.09,8749.49.0-1,297
Accommodation and Food Services9,7518.75.28,8178.45.6+934
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,7945.25.56,4246.16.0-630
Information Media and Telecommunications7580.71.39951.01.5-237
Financial and Insurance Services2,0271.83.01,5231.52.8+504
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,0251.82.01,9091.82.2+116
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,0234.57.65,0174.87.7+6
Administrative and Support Services3,0562.72.73,7343.63.1-677
Public Administration and Safety8,1157.26.88,0267.76.8+89
Education and Training9,5848.58.68,8108.48.1+774
Health Care and Social Assistance15,04113.413.312,51612.011.7+2,525
Arts and Recreation Services2,0651.81.32,1932.11.6-128
Other Services4,3473.93.84,8144.64.3-467
Total industries112,280100.0100.0104,691100.0100.0+7,590

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 the FNQROC in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (15,041 people or 13.4%)
  • Construction (12,300 people or 11.0%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (10,450 people or 9.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 37,791 people in total or 33.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.7% in Construction and 4.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9.3% compared to 4.1%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (8.7% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.5% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (5.2% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the FNQROC increased by increased by 7,590 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in the FNQROC were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+3,111 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,525 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+2,036 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Mining (+1,522 full-time equivalent local workers)

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