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Fraser Coast Regional Council

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Fraser Coast Regional Council, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 6,278 local jobs in 2018/19.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the 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 the 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 the 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 Council2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8072.32.77702.32.7+37
Mining1360.42.41780.53.0-42
Manufacturing2,6397.66.92,6868.07.4-47
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5601.61.26281.91.3-67
Construction2,8888.49.62,8548.59.8+34
Wholesale Trade6752.02.98692.63.2-194
Retail Trade4,11611.910.53,95111.810.3+166
Accommodation and Food Services2,7898.17.62,6858.07.2+104
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,7335.05.31,7675.35.3-34
Information Media and Telecommunications6812.01.37122.11.4-31
Financial and Insurance Services6701.92.66562.02.7+14
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7212.11.75821.72.0+139
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,5684.56.41,4534.36.7+115
Administrative and Support Services1,0383.03.31,0513.13.4-13
Public Administration and Safety2,0616.07.01,8985.76.5+163
Education and Training3,3919.89.23,2959.88.7+96
Health Care and Social Assistance6,27818.213.55,50016.412.5+778
Arts and Recreation Services4261.21.64571.41.6-31
Other Services1,3543.94.01,5624.74.3-208
Total industries34,531100.0100.033,553100.0100.0+978

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. 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 the Fraser Coast Regional Council in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,278 people or 18.2%)
  • Retail Trade (4,116 people or 11.9%)
  • Education and Training (3,391 people or 9.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 13,786 people in total or 39.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.5% in Retail Trade and 9.2% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (18.2% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (0.4% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.5% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (11.9% compared to 10.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Fraser Coast Regional Council increased by increased by 978 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+778 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+166 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+163 local workers)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+139 local workers)

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