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 14,600 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 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
FNQROC2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing10,0248.94.08,3877.93.1+1,637
Mining3,0412.73.42,0291.93.7+1,012
Manufacturing6,4215.77.66,5796.27.9-158
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,2901.11.41,2891.21.6+0
Construction12,19510.811.19,3708.810.7+2,825
Wholesale Trade3,0552.73.32,7192.63.3+336
Retail Trade9,2668.27.910,5119.99.1-1,245
Accommodation and Food Services8,7117.75.78,9258.45.6-214
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,9765.35.76,5276.26.0-551
Information Media and Telecommunications9500.81.38200.81.4+129
Financial and Insurance Services2,3852.12.61,4191.32.5+966
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,7101.52.02,0051.92.1-295
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,4904.97.75,0494.87.8+441
Administrative and Support Services3,6083.23.13,6313.43.1-23
Public Administration and Safety7,8867.06.78,2227.86.9-337
Education and Training9,3638.38.48,3747.97.7+989
Health Care and Social Assistance14,60012.912.613,00212.311.5+1,598
Arts and Recreation Services2,0861.81.52,0121.91.5+74
Other Services5,0964.54.15,0854.84.5+10
Total industries113,152100.0100.0105,957100.0100.0+7,195

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 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (14,600 people or 12.9%)
  • Construction (12,195 people or 10.8%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (10,024 people or 8.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 36,819 people in total or 32.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 12.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 11.1% in Construction and 4.0% 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 (8.9% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.9% compared to 7.7%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (7.7% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (5.7% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the FNQROC increased by increased by 7,195 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 the FNQROC were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+2,825 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+1,637 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,598 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Mining (+1,012 full-time equivalent local workers)

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