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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Fraser Coast Regional Council, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 4,873 FTE jobs in 2018/19.

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 Fraser Coast Regional Council.

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 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.

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
Fraser Coast Regional Council2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8072.93.47132.53.1+94
Mining1860.73.32260.84.1-40
Manufacturing2,3948.57.52,5319.08.1-137
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5542.01.56152.21.6-61
Construction2,88010.211.13,02210.711.3-142
Wholesale Trade6002.13.47982.83.5-199
Retail Trade2,6039.28.32,96610.69.3-363
Accommodation and Food Services1,9366.95.91,7926.45.3+144
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,6215.76.01,6836.06.0-62
Information Media and Telecommunications6202.21.46542.31.5-33
Financial and Insurance Services5782.02.75011.82.4+78
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7142.52.05351.92.2+179
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,3944.97.11,3534.87.5+41
Administrative and Support Services8343.03.27622.73.1+72
Public Administration and Safety1,6425.86.71,6806.06.9-39
Education and Training2,5499.08.22,3058.27.2+245
Health Care and Social Assistance4,87317.212.44,23415.111.0+639
Arts and Recreation Services3251.21.63241.21.4+1
Other Services1,1474.14.21,4175.04.5-271
Total industries28,256100.0100.028,112100.0100.0+145

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 full-time equivalent local workers in the Fraser Coast Regional Council in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,873 people or 17.2%)
  • Construction (2,880 people or 10.2%)
  • Retail Trade (2,603 people or 9.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 10,356 people in total or 36.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 12.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 11.1% in Construction and 8.3% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.2% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (0.7% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.9% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Wholesale Trade (2.1% compared to 3.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the Fraser Coast Regional Council increased by increased by 145 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Fraser Coast Regional Council were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+639 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+245 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+179 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+144 full-time equivalent local workers)

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