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Gladstone Regional Council area

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Gladstone Regional Council area, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 4,492 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 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.

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
Gladstone Regional Council area2018/192003/04Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2003/04 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5572.13.48484.15.7-291
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services8973.41.55112.51.0+386
Wholesale Trade6712.63.47583.74.5-87
Retail Trade1,8507.18.32,0169.810.6-166
Accommodation and Food Services1,3125.05.91,1855.76.4+127
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,3699.16.01,6177.85.9+752
Information Media and Telecommunications1150.41.41390.71.8-24
Financial and Insurance Services2581.02.72631.32.8-4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5772.22.03911.92.3+186
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,2048.47.11,0184.95.8+1,186
Administrative and Support Services6932.73.25482.73.0+145
Public Administration and Safety1,0664.16.78123.96.4+255
Education and Training1,6706.48.21,4106.87.0+261
Health Care and Social Assistance1,6656.412.41,0945.38.6+571
Arts and Recreation Services1070.41.61290.61.5-21
Other Services9263.64.27023.44.3+224
Total industries26,087100.0100.020,668100.0100.0+5,419

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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 full-time equivalent local workers in Gladstone Regional Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (4,492 people or 17.2%)
  • Construction (3,557 people or 13.6%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2,369 people or 9.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 10,419 people in total or 39.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 7.5% in Manufacturing; 11.1% in Construction and 6.0% 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 Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (17.2% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (6.4% compared to 12.4%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (9.1% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.1% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Gladstone Regional Council area increased by increased by 5,419 between 2003/04 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2003/04 and 2018/19 in Gladstone Regional Council area were for those employed in:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+1,186 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+933 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Mining (+876 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+752 full-time equivalent local workers)

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