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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 17,831 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 RDA Darling Downs and South West 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 RDA Darling Downs and South West 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.

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
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region2018/192013/14Change
Industry
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2013/14 to 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing17,83114.13.414,48511.63.1+3,346
Mining7,2455.73.39,1457.44.1-1,900
Manufacturing9,0117.17.59,5047.68.1-493
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3,5022.81.53,0022.41.6+501
Construction14,09611.111.115,14212.211.3-1,046
Wholesale Trade3,8213.03.43,8913.13.5-70
Retail Trade8,7366.98.310,5988.59.3-1,861
Accommodation and Food Services5,5094.35.94,9394.05.3+569
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,7204.56.06,6035.36.0-883
Information Media and Telecommunications8880.71.41,4811.21.5-592
Financial and Insurance Services2,6222.12.72,1511.72.4+470
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,4681.22.01,8111.52.2-343
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,7603.87.14,5223.67.5+238
Administrative and Support Services2,0611.63.22,2151.83.1-154
Public Administration and Safety6,8975.46.77,8736.36.9-976
Education and Training10,9268.68.28,5036.87.2+2,424
Health Care and Social Assistance15,74112.412.411,8079.511.0+3,934
Arts and Recreation Services1,3551.11.61,0640.91.4+290
Other Services4,6363.74.25,6254.54.5-989

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (FTE) 2018/19
Employment (FTE) 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 3.4% Mining, Queensland: 3.3% Manufacturing, Queensland: 7.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.5% Construction, Queensland: 11.1% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.4% Retail Trade, Queensland: 8.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 6.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 7.1% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 6.7% Education and Training, Queensland: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 12.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.6% Other Services, Queensland: 4.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 14.1% Mining, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 5.7% Manufacturing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 7.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.8% Construction, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 11.1% Wholesale Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.0% Retail Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 6.9% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 4.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 4.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.8% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.6% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 5.4% Education and Training, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 8.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 12.4% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.1% Other Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.7%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in employment (FTE), 2013/14 to 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +3,346 Mining, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -1,900 Manufacturing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -493 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +501 Construction, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -1,046 Wholesale Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -70 Retail Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -1,861 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +569 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -883 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -592 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +470 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -343 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +238 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -154 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -976 Education and Training, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +2,424 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +3,934 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +290 Other Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -989
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (17,831 full-time equivalent local workers or 14.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (15,741 full-time equivalent local workers or 12.4%)
  • Construction (14,096 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 47,667 people in total or 37.6% of local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 3.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 12.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 11.1% in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (14.1% compared to 3.4%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (5.7% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.8% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (4.3% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by 2,463 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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+3,934 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+3,346 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+2,424 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Mining (-1,900 full-time equivalent local workers)

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