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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 area2017/182002/03Change
Industry
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2002/03 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5822.13.11,2506.26.5-668
Mining1,0013.73.22141.11.5+787
Manufacturing4,14915.27.94,17220.711.0-23
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,1434.21.54872.41.0+656
Construction3,24411.911.22,33811.68.7+906
Wholesale Trade8833.23.17703.84.7+113
Retail Trade2,2538.38.81,8979.410.5+355
Accommodation and Food Services1,1204.15.81,1865.96.8-66
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,88010.66.11,5437.75.6+1,337
Information Media and Telecommunications1120.41.31470.71.7-35
Financial and Insurance Services2641.02.92461.22.7+18
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4811.81.93401.72.1+141
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,1597.97.58884.45.6+1,271
Administrative and Support Services7172.63.15342.73.0+183
Public Administration and Safety1,3775.17.17713.86.4+605
Education and Training1,5795.87.61,3856.97.3+194
Health Care and Social Assistance2,0987.712.11,1195.68.9+979
Arts and Recreation Services1830.71.61500.71.6+32
Other Services9953.74.26953.54.5+300

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, Queensland: 3.1% Mining, Queensland: 3.2% Manufacturing, Queensland: 7.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.5% Construction, Queensland: 11.2% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.1% Retail Trade, Queensland: 8.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 5.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 6.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 7.5% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 7.1% Education and Training, Queensland: 7.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 12.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.6% Other Services, Queensland: 4.2% 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), 2002/03 to 2017/18
Change in employment (FTE), 2002/03 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gladstone Regional Council area: -668 Mining, Gladstone Regional Council area: +787 Manufacturing, Gladstone Regional Council area: -23 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: +656 Construction, Gladstone Regional Council area: +906 Wholesale Trade, Gladstone Regional Council area: +113 Retail Trade, Gladstone Regional Council area: +355 Accommodation and Food Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: -66 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gladstone Regional Council area: +1,337 Information Media and Telecommunications, Gladstone Regional Council area: -35 Financial and Insurance Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: +18 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: +141 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: +1,271 Administrative and Support Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: +183 Public Administration and Safety, Gladstone Regional Council area: +605 Education and Training, Gladstone Regional Council area: +194 Health Care and Social Assistance, Gladstone Regional Council area: +979 Arts and Recreation Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: +32 Other Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: +300
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, Queensland employed 7.9% in Manufacturing; 11.2% in Construction; and 6.1% 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 (15.2% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (10.6% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (4.2% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (7.7% compared to 12.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in Gladstone Regional Council area increased by 7,087 between 2002/03 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2002/03 and 2017/18 in Gladstone Regional Council area were for those employed in:

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+1,337 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+1,271 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+979 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+906 full-time equivalent local workers)

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