Fraser Coast Regional Council

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Fraser Coast Regional Council, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 6,814 FTE jobs in 2021/22.

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 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 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 Council2021/222016/17Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8832.83.19513.53.2-67
Mining2640.83.41770.63.2+87
Manufacturing2,4677.87.31,9237.07.5+544
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6632.11.44751.71.3+187
Construction3,28510.410.52,6009.511.0+685
Wholesale Trade5211.72.94431.63.0+78
Retail Trade2,9799.48.03,28212.08.8-303
Accommodation and Food Services2,1506.85.52,0827.65.8+68
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,3774.45.71,3284.96.1+48
Information Media and Telecommunications1800.61.24091.51.5-229
Financial and Insurance Services3151.02.73921.42.7-77
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5051.62.05181.92.2-13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,0003.28.18563.17.3+144
Administrative and Support Services8972.82.96892.53.1+208
Public Administration and Safety2,4337.76.71,9517.16.8+482
Education and Training3,18910.18.82,6669.88.3+523
Health Care and Social Assistance6,81421.614.44,92418.012.2+1,890
Arts and Recreation Services3011.01.33681.31.6-67
Other Services1,3494.34.21,2564.64.2+93
Total industries31,572100.0100.027,290100.0100.0+4,282

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,814 people or 21.6%)
  • Construction (3,285 people or 10.4%)
  • Education and Training (3,189 people or 10.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 13,288 people in total or 42.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 14.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.5% in Construction and 8.8% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (21.6% compared to 14.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.2% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (0.8% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.0% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Fraser Coast Regional Council increased by increased by 4,282 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in Fraser Coast Regional Council were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,890 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+685 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+544 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+523 full-time equivalent local workers)

Fraser Coast Regional Council

economic profile