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Employment by industry (FTE)

In Gold Coast City, Construction is the largest employer, generating 36,491 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 Gold Coast City.

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 Gold Coast City'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
Gold Coast City2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,5830.73.11,1700.63.7+413
Mining1,3360.63.21,7990.94.0-463
Manufacturing20,4478.47.916,8048.58.2+3,642
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,1280.91.51,8330.91.7+294
Construction36,49115.011.221,32910.711.3+15,162
Wholesale Trade6,6222.73.17,6783.93.6-1,056
Retail Trade25,12010.38.823,05511.69.1+2,066
Accommodation and Food Services21,6078.95.817,7278.95.5+3,880
Transport, Postal and Warehousing10,5504.36.18,6364.36.3+1,914
Information Media and Telecommunications3,9751.61.33,8311.91.4+145
Financial and Insurance Services6,1992.62.95,5412.82.7+658
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7,2353.01.97,4113.72.3-176
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services16,0966.67.513,4846.87.1+2,611
Administrative and Support Services10,2594.23.18,1884.13.0+2,071
Public Administration and Safety9,8904.17.18,2494.27.0+1,641
Education and Training17,5097.27.614,4477.37.2+3,063
Health Care and Social Assistance27,59611.412.121,82511.010.6+5,771
Arts and Recreation Services7,9733.31.66,8073.41.4+1,166
Other Services10,1674.24.28,7564.44.0+1,411

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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

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, Gold Coast City: 0.7% Mining, Gold Coast City: 0.6% Manufacturing, Gold Coast City: 8.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gold Coast City: 0.9% Construction, Gold Coast City: 15.0% Wholesale Trade, Gold Coast City: 2.7% Retail Trade, Gold Coast City: 10.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Gold Coast City: 8.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gold Coast City: 4.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Gold Coast City: 1.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Gold Coast City: 2.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gold Coast City: 3.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gold Coast City: 6.6% Administrative and Support Services, Gold Coast City: 4.2% Public Administration and Safety, Gold Coast City: 4.1% Education and Training, Gold Coast City: 7.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Gold Coast City: 11.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Gold Coast City: 3.3% Other Services, Gold Coast City: 4.2%
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), 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gold Coast City: +413 Mining, Gold Coast City: -463 Manufacturing, Gold Coast City: +3,642 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gold Coast City: +294 Construction, Gold Coast City: +15,162 Wholesale Trade, Gold Coast City: -1,056 Retail Trade, Gold Coast City: +2,066 Accommodation and Food Services, Gold Coast City: +3,880 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gold Coast City: +1,914 Information Media and Telecommunications, Gold Coast City: +145 Financial and Insurance Services, Gold Coast City: +658 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gold Coast City: -176 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gold Coast City: +2,611 Administrative and Support Services, Gold Coast City: +2,071 Public Administration and Safety, Gold Coast City: +1,641 Education and Training, Gold Coast City: +3,063 Health Care and Social Assistance, Gold Coast City: +5,771 Arts and Recreation Services, Gold Coast City: +1,166 Other Services, Gold Coast City: +1,411
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 Gold Coast City in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (36,491 full-time equivalent local workers or 15.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (27,596 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.4%)
  • Retail Trade (25,120 full-time equivalent local workers or 10.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 89,207 people in total or 36.7% of local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 11.2% in Construction; 12.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 8.8% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (15.0% compared to 11.2%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (8.9% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.1% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (0.6% compared to 3.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in Gold Coast City increased by 44,212 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Gold Coast City were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+15,162 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+5,771 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+3,880 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+3,642 full-time equivalent local workers)

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