Fraser Coast Regional Council

Employment by industry (Total)

In Fraser Coast Regional Council, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 8,833 local jobs in 2021/22.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Fraser Coast Regional Council. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Fraser Coast Regional Council regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Fraser Coast Regional 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.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
Fraser Coast Regional Council2021/222016/17Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9032.32.59792.92.7-76
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7011.81.35111.51.2+191
Wholesale Trade6271.62.65061.52.7+121
Retail Trade4,41711.19.34,38213.09.9+35
Accommodation and Food Services3,1177.96.92,8608.57.1+258
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,6144.15.31,4864.45.4+128
Information Media and Telecommunications2880.71.15031.51.5-215
Financial and Insurance Services4321.12.74591.42.6-27
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5821.51.95691.72.0+13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2513.27.41,0493.16.7+201
Administrative and Support Services1,2613.23.31,0343.13.5+227
Public Administration and Safety3,0087.66.62,2636.76.7+745
Education and Training3,9279.99.23,59310.69.3+334
Health Care and Social Assistance8,83322.315.66,46319.113.6+2,369
Arts and Recreation Services4021.01.55011.51.8-99
Other Services1,7304.44.21,5634.64.1+167
Total industries39,642100.0100.033,752100.0100.0+5,890

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. Compiled and presented in 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 local workers in Fraser Coast Regional Council in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8,833 people or 22.3%)
  • Retail Trade (4,417 people or 11.1%)
  • Education and Training (3,927 people or 9.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 17,177 people in total or 43.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 15.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.3% in Retail Trade and 9.2% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Fraser Coast Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (22.3% compared to 15.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.2% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (0.6% compared to 2.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (11.1% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Fraser Coast Regional Council increased by 5,890 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,369 local workers)
  • Construction (+753 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+745 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+683 local workers)

Fraser Coast Regional Council

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