Livingstone Shire

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Livingstone Shire Council area

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Livingstone Shire Council area, Construction is the largest employer, generating 2,082 FTE jobs in 2019/20.

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 Livingstone Shire 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 Livingstone Shire 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
Livingstone Shire Council area2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,99219.94.05927.43.1+1,401
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services390.41.4791.01.6-40
Wholesale Trade1401.43.32082.63.3-68
Retail Trade6216.27.97669.69.1-145
Accommodation and Food Services6246.25.76748.45.6-50
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1982.05.72793.56.0-82
Information Media and Telecommunications300.31.3390.51.4-9
Financial and Insurance Services810.82.6931.22.5-11
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1491.52.01752.22.1-26
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2782.87.72963.77.8-18
Administrative and Support Services2002.03.12282.83.1-28
Public Administration and Safety6246.26.76017.56.9+23
Education and Training1,02910.38.484010.57.7+190
Health Care and Social Assistance6886.912.67789.711.5-90
Arts and Recreation Services1041.01.5861.11.5+18
Other Services3293.34.13524.44.5-23
Total industries10,016100.0100.08,024100.0100.0+1,992

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. 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 Livingstone Shire Council area in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (2,082 people or 20.8%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,992 people or 19.9%)
  • Education and Training (1,029 people or 10.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 5,104 people in total or 51.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 11.1% in Construction; 4.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 8.4% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of Livingstone Shire Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (19.9% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (20.8% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (6.9% compared to 12.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.8% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Livingstone Shire Council area increased by increased by 1,992 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Livingstone Shire Council area were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+1,401 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+1,076 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+190 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+23 full-time equivalent local workers)

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