Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council

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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area, Construction is the largest employer, generating 3,288 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 the Queanbeyan-Palerang 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 the Queanbeyan-Palerang 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
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. NSWNumber%. NSW2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5213.52.55494.03.0-28
Mining700.51.11861.31.4-116
Manufacturing1,75011.87.51,3669.88.5+384
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2972.01.13872.81.3-90
Construction3,28822.210.72,56518.59.4+723
Wholesale Trade4693.23.63492.54.3+120
Retail Trade1,1087.58.51,2248.88.9-116
Accommodation and Food Services7385.05.87625.56.0-24
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5894.05.96274.55.8-38
Information Media and Telecommunications710.52.3840.62.5-13
Financial and Insurance Services1160.85.31190.95.5-3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2381.61.92511.82.0-14
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7505.110.86734.89.1+77
Administrative and Support Services2771.93.03572.63.0-80
Public Administration and Safety1,49710.15.61,54511.15.8-49
Education and Training8565.87.48556.27.2+1
Health Care and Social Assistance1,2618.511.61,1618.410.7+100
Arts and Recreation Services1581.11.51601.21.4-1
Other Services7745.23.86714.84.2+103
Total industries14,826100.0100.013,890100.0100.0+936

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (3,288 people or 22.2%)
  • Manufacturing (1,750 people or 11.8%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (1,497 people or 10.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 6,535 people in total or 44.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, NSW employed 10.7% in Construction; 7.5% in Manufacturing and 5.6% in Public Administration and Safety.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (22.2% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.1% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (0.8% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (10.1% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area increased by increased by 936 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+723 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+384 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+120 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Other Services (+103 full-time equivalent local workers)

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council

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