Moreton Bay Region

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Moreton Bay Region, Construction is the largest employer, generating 18,954 FTE jobs in 2020/21.

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 Moreton Bay Region.

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 Moreton Bay Region'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
Moreton Bay Region2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,5442.34.11,9401.93.2+604
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,4561.31.31,0941.11.4+362
Wholesale Trade3,3353.03.22,9302.93.2+405
Retail Trade13,16611.88.013,21413.09.0-48
Accommodation and Food Services4,9484.45.25,9095.85.6-961
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,7104.25.54,3494.36.0+361
Information Media and Telecommunications9660.91.37860.81.5+180
Financial and Insurance Services2,5942.33.01,9191.92.8+675
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,5362.32.02,0982.12.2+438
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,9824.57.65,2515.17.7-269
Administrative and Support Services3,1482.82.73,1423.13.1+6
Public Administration and Safety4,5074.06.84,1934.16.8+314
Education and Training11,81010.68.69,7499.68.1+2,061
Health Care and Social Assistance16,82015.113.314,02313.711.7+2,796
Arts and Recreation Services1,6371.51.31,1851.21.6+452
Other Services4,6784.23.85,3495.24.3-671
Total industries111,544100.0100.0101,999100.0100.0+9,546

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 Moreton Bay Region in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (18,954 people or 17.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (16,820 people or 15.1%)
  • Retail Trade (13,166 people or 11.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 48,939 people in total or 43.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 10.7% in Construction; 13.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 8.0% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of Moreton Bay Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (17.0% compared to 10.7%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (11.8% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.5% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (0.9% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Moreton Bay Region increased by increased by 9,546 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in Moreton Bay Region were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+3,477 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,796 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+2,061 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+675 full-time equivalent local workers)

Moreton Bay Region

economic profile