Fraser Coast Regional Council

Employment by industry (Total)

In Fraser Coast Regional Council, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 9,738 local jobs in 2022/23.

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 Council2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9902.42.49182.62.6+72
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5751.41.35291.51.3+46
Wholesale Trade5341.32.55371.52.7-3
Retail Trade4,85011.69.14,46612.89.9+383
Accommodation and Food Services3,8269.26.93,1218.97.2+705
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,5203.65.41,6354.75.5-115
Information Media and Telecommunications4111.01.04681.31.3-57
Financial and Insurance Services4411.12.74091.22.5+32
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6691.61.76441.81.9+25
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,3443.27.41,2653.66.6+79
Administrative and Support Services1,4083.43.31,0863.13.4+322
Public Administration and Safety2,7936.76.62,2896.66.7+504
Education and Training3,9489.59.23,4319.89.2+517
Health Care and Social Assistance9,73823.416.26,84919.614.1+2,889
Arts and Recreation Services4961.21.73981.11.7+98
Other Services1,9324.64.11,5964.64.1+337
Total industries41,667100.0100.034,928100.0100.0+6,739

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 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (9,738 people or 23.4%)
  • Retail Trade (4,850 people or 11.6%)
  • Education and Training (3,948 people or 9.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 18,536 people in total or 44.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 16.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.1% 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 (23.4% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.2% compared to 7.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (11.6% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Accommodation and Food Services (9.2% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Fraser Coast Regional Council increased by 6,739 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,889 local workers)
  • Construction (+706 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+705 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+517 local workers)

Fraser Coast Regional Council

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