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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the FNQROC, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 12,947 FTE jobs in 2017/18.

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 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.

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 the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
FNQROC2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8,3647.43.19,6679.03.7-1,303
Mining2,0811.83.22,4562.34.0-375
Manufacturing7,9947.17.96,1615.78.2+1,833
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,3351.21.51,6351.51.7-301
Construction11,37210.111.210,4749.811.3+898
Wholesale Trade2,7332.43.13,0412.83.6-308
Retail Trade10,7269.58.810,5039.89.1+224
Accommodation and Food Services10,0898.95.88,8428.25.5+1,247
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6,6955.96.17,0936.66.3-399
Information Media and Telecommunications8670.81.31,0271.01.4-161
Financial and Insurance Services1,6901.52.91,5121.42.7+178
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,7971.61.92,2262.12.3-429
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,9984.47.54,8134.57.1+184
Administrative and Support Services4,3393.83.13,3663.13.0+973
Public Administration and Safety9,1518.17.18,4417.97.0+710
Education and Training8,4417.57.67,9067.47.2+535
Health Care and Social Assistance12,94711.512.112,05811.210.6+889
Arts and Recreation Services2,3592.11.61,6861.61.4+673
Other Services5,0224.44.24,4764.24.0+546

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (FTE) 2017/18
Employment (FTE) 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 3.1% Mining, Queensland: 3.2% Manufacturing, Queensland: 7.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.5% Construction, Queensland: 11.2% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.1% Retail Trade, Queensland: 8.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 5.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 6.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 7.5% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 7.1% Education and Training, Queensland: 7.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 12.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.6% Other Services, Queensland: 4.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, FNQROC: 7.4% Mining, FNQROC: 1.8% Manufacturing, FNQROC: 7.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, FNQROC: 1.2% Construction, FNQROC: 10.1% Wholesale Trade, FNQROC: 2.4% Retail Trade, FNQROC: 9.5% Accommodation and Food Services, FNQROC: 8.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, FNQROC: 5.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, FNQROC: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, FNQROC: 1.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, FNQROC: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, FNQROC: 4.4% Administrative and Support Services, FNQROC: 3.8% Public Administration and Safety, FNQROC: 8.1% Education and Training, FNQROC: 7.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, FNQROC: 11.5% Arts and Recreation Services, FNQROC: 2.1% Other Services, FNQROC: 4.4%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, FNQROC: -1,303 Mining, FNQROC: -375 Manufacturing, FNQROC: +1,833 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, FNQROC: -301 Construction, FNQROC: +898 Wholesale Trade, FNQROC: -308 Retail Trade, FNQROC: +224 Accommodation and Food Services, FNQROC: +1,247 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, FNQROC: -399 Information Media and Telecommunications, FNQROC: -161 Financial and Insurance Services, FNQROC: +178 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, FNQROC: -429 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, FNQROC: +184 Administrative and Support Services, FNQROC: +973 Public Administration and Safety, FNQROC: +710 Education and Training, FNQROC: +535 Health Care and Social Assistance, FNQROC: +889 Arts and Recreation Services, FNQROC: +673 Other Services, FNQROC: +546
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in FNQROC in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (12,947 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.5%)
  • Construction (11,372 full-time equivalent local workers or 10.1%)
  • Retail Trade (10,726 full-time equivalent local workers or 9.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 35,045 people in total or 31.0% of local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 12.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 11.2% in Construction; and 8.8% in Retail Trade.

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 (7.4% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (8.9% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.4% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.5% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the FNQROC increased by 5,614 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the FNQROC were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (+1,833 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-1,303 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+1,247 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+973 full-time equivalent local workers)

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