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Goondiwindi Regional Council area

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Goondiwindi Regional Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,474 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 Goondiwindi 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 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
Goondiwindi Regional Council area2017/182001/02Change
Industry
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Number%Regional QLD%Number%Regional QLD%2001/02 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,47429.75.42,04239.311.6-568
Mining771.65.2190.42.3+58
Manufacturing2094.27.52074.09.6+1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services831.71.5320.60.9+51
Construction4769.612.03516.88.5+125
Wholesale Trade1372.82.62043.94.1-67
Retail Trade49810.09.14859.411.0+12
Accommodation and Food Services2565.26.82544.98.2+2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2294.65.32374.65.1-9
Information Media and Telecommunications180.41.0220.41.3-4
Financial and Insurance Services621.32.0561.11.9+6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services551.11.9511.02.1+5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1843.75.01663.23.8+18
Administrative and Support Services661.33.1631.22.7+3
Public Administration and Safety1703.46.21673.25.2+2
Education and Training3146.37.42635.17.3+51
Health Care and Social Assistance4288.611.83386.58.5+90
Arts and Recreation Services260.51.7210.41.5+4
Other Services2004.04.22114.14.3-11

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (FTE) 2017/18
Employment (FTE) 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional QLD: 5.4% Mining, Regional QLD: 5.2% Manufacturing, Regional QLD: 7.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional QLD: 1.5% Construction, Regional QLD: 12.0% Wholesale Trade, Regional QLD: 2.6% Retail Trade, Regional QLD: 9.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional QLD: 6.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional QLD: 5.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional QLD: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional QLD: 2.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional QLD: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional QLD: 5.0% Administrative and Support Services, Regional QLD: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Regional QLD: 6.2% Education and Training, Regional QLD: 7.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional QLD: 11.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional QLD: 1.7% Other Services, Regional QLD: 4.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 29.7% Mining, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 1.6% Manufacturing, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 4.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 1.7% Construction, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 9.6% Wholesale Trade, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 2.8% Retail Trade, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 10.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 5.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 4.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 0.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 3.7% Administrative and Support Services, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 1.3% Public Administration and Safety, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 3.4% Education and Training, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 6.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 8.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 0.5% Other Services, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 4.0%
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), 2001/02 to 2017/18
Change in employment (FTE), 2001/02 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: -568 Mining, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: +58 Manufacturing, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: +1 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: +51 Construction, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: +125 Wholesale Trade, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: -67 Retail Trade, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: +12 Accommodation and Food Services, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: +2 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: -9 Information Media and Telecommunications, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: -4 Financial and Insurance Services, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: +6 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: +5 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: +18 Administrative and Support Services, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: +3 Public Administration and Safety, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: +2 Education and Training, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: +51 Health Care and Social Assistance, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: +90 Arts and Recreation Services, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: +4 Other Services, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: -11
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 Goondiwindi Regional Council area in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,474 full-time equivalent local workers or 29.7%)
  • Retail Trade (498 full-time equivalent local workers or 10.0%)
  • Construction (476 full-time equivalent local workers or 9.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 2,447 people in total or 49.3% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 5.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 9.1% in Retail Trade; and 12.0% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (29.7% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (1.6% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (4.2% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (8.6% compared to 11.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in Goondiwindi Regional Council area decreased by 230 between 2001/02 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2001/02 and 2017/18 in Goondiwindi Regional Council area were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-568 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+125 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+90 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-67 full-time equivalent local workers)

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