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Gladstone Regional Council area

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Gladstone Regional Council area, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 4,149 FTE jobs in 2017/18.

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 Gladstone Regional Council area.

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 Gladstone Regional Council area'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.

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 the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Gladstone Regional Council area2017/182014/15Change
Industry
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Number%South East Queensland%Number%South East Queensland%2014/15 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5822.11.14561.41.0+127
Mining1,0013.71.11,8935.81.5-892
Manufacturing4,14915.28.14,68114.48.3-532
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,1434.21.31,5884.91.4-445
Construction3,24411.911.79,17128.210.6-5,927
Wholesale Trade8833.23.36482.03.6+236
Retail Trade2,2538.38.81,9305.99.4+323
Accommodation and Food Services1,1204.15.71,1973.75.5-77
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,88010.66.32,3637.36.1+516
Information Media and Telecommunications1120.41.5980.31.7+14
Financial and Insurance Services2641.03.52060.63.0+59
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4811.82.24681.42.4+14
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,1597.98.92,1456.69.4+14
Administrative and Support Services7172.63.36321.93.3+85
Public Administration and Safety1,3775.17.01,0683.36.9+308
Education and Training1,5795.87.81,4394.47.8+140
Health Care and Social Assistance2,0987.712.41,4674.511.8+631
Arts and Recreation Services1830.71.81060.31.7+77
Other Services9953.74.19392.94.5+56

South East Queensland includes the 2006 Local Government Areas of: Beaudesert (S); Boonah (S); Brisbane (C); Caboolture (S); Caloundra (C); Esk (S); Gatton (S); Gold Coast (C); Ipswich (C); Kilcoy (S); Laidley (S); Logan (C); Maroochy (S); Noosa (S); Pine Rivers (S); Redcliffe (C); Redland (S), and; Toowoomba (C).

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (FTE) 2017/18
Employment (FTE) 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South East Queensland: 1.1% Mining, South East Queensland: 1.1% Manufacturing, South East Queensland: 8.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South East Queensland: 1.3% Construction, South East Queensland: 11.7% Wholesale Trade, South East Queensland: 3.3% Retail Trade, South East Queensland: 8.8% Accommodation and Food Services, South East Queensland: 5.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South East Queensland: 6.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, South East Queensland: 1.5% Financial and Insurance Services, South East Queensland: 3.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South East Queensland: 2.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South East Queensland: 8.9% Administrative and Support Services, South East Queensland: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, South East Queensland: 7.0% Education and Training, South East Queensland: 7.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, South East Queensland: 12.4% Arts and Recreation Services, South East Queensland: 1.8% Other Services, South East Queensland: 4.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2.1% Mining, Gladstone Regional Council area: 3.7% Manufacturing, Gladstone Regional Council area: 15.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 4.2% Construction, Gladstone Regional Council area: 11.9% Wholesale Trade, Gladstone Regional Council area: 3.2% Retail Trade, Gladstone Regional Council area: 8.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 4.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gladstone Regional Council area: 10.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Gladstone Regional Council area: 0.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 7.9% Administrative and Support Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, Gladstone Regional Council area: 5.1% Education and Training, Gladstone Regional Council area: 5.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Gladstone Regional Council area: 7.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 0.7% Other Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 3.7%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2014/15 to 2017/18
Change in employment (FTE), 2014/15 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gladstone Regional Council area: +127 Mining, Gladstone Regional Council area: -892 Manufacturing, Gladstone Regional Council area: -532 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: -445 Construction, Gladstone Regional Council area: -5,927 Wholesale Trade, Gladstone Regional Council area: +236 Retail Trade, Gladstone Regional Council area: +323 Accommodation and Food Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: -77 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gladstone Regional Council area: +516 Information Media and Telecommunications, Gladstone Regional Council area: +14 Financial and Insurance Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: +59 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: +14 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: +14 Administrative and Support Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: +85 Public Administration and Safety, Gladstone Regional Council area: +308 Education and Training, Gladstone Regional Council area: +140 Health Care and Social Assistance, Gladstone Regional Council area: +631 Arts and Recreation Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: +77 Other Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: +56
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in Gladstone Regional Council area in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (4,149 full-time equivalent local workers or 15.2%)
  • Construction (3,244 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.9%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2,880 full-time equivalent local workers or 10.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 10,273 people in total or 37.7% of local workers.

In comparison, South East Queensland employed 8.1% in Manufacturing; 11.7% in Construction; and 6.3% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of Gladstone Regional Council area and South East Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (15.2% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (10.6% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (4.2% compared to 1.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (7.7% compared to 12.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in Gladstone Regional Council area decreased by 5,274 between 2014/15 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2014/15 and 2017/18 in Gladstone Regional Council area were for those employed in:

  • Construction (-5,927 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Mining (-892 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+631 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-532 full-time equivalent local workers)

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