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Paroo Shire

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Paroo Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 227 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 Paroo Shire.

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
Paroo Shire2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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Number%Regional QLD%Number%Regional QLD%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing22728.35.433436.56.5-108
Mining354.35.2363.96.1-1
Manufacturing293.67.5262.87.3+3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services70.81.5121.31.7-5
Construction556.912.0363.912.4+20
Wholesale Trade151.92.6242.63.1-9
Retail Trade455.79.1677.39.5-21
Accommodation and Food Services496.16.8323.56.4+17
Transport, Postal and Warehousing334.15.3434.75.3-10
Information Media and Telecommunications192.31.070.81.1+12
Financial and Insurance Services10.12.070.71.9-6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services91.21.9131.42.4-4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services20.35.0111.24.7-8
Administrative and Support Services121.53.130.32.9+9
Public Administration and Safety8710.96.212013.15.9-33
Education and Training789.77.4515.67.0+27
Health Care and Social Assistance587.211.8657.110.2-8
Arts and Recreation Services131.71.760.71.6+7
Other Services293.64.2252.74.1+5

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, Paroo Shire: 28.3% Mining, Paroo Shire: 4.3% Manufacturing, Paroo Shire: 3.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Paroo Shire: 0.8% Construction, Paroo Shire: 6.9% Wholesale Trade, Paroo Shire: 1.9% Retail Trade, Paroo Shire: 5.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Paroo Shire: 6.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Paroo Shire: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Paroo Shire: 2.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Paroo Shire: 0.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Paroo Shire: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Paroo Shire: 0.3% Administrative and Support Services, Paroo Shire: 1.5% Public Administration and Safety, Paroo Shire: 10.9% Education and Training, Paroo Shire: 9.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Paroo Shire: 7.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Paroo Shire: 1.7% Other Services, Paroo Shire: 3.6%
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), 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Paroo Shire: -108 Mining, Paroo Shire: -1 Manufacturing, Paroo Shire: +3 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Paroo Shire: -5 Construction, Paroo Shire: +20 Wholesale Trade, Paroo Shire: -9 Retail Trade, Paroo Shire: -21 Accommodation and Food Services, Paroo Shire: +17 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Paroo Shire: -10 Information Media and Telecommunications, Paroo Shire: +12 Financial and Insurance Services, Paroo Shire: -6 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Paroo Shire: -4 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Paroo Shire: -8 Administrative and Support Services, Paroo Shire: +9 Public Administration and Safety, Paroo Shire: -33 Education and Training, Paroo Shire: +27 Health Care and Social Assistance, Paroo Shire: -8 Arts and Recreation Services, Paroo Shire: +7 Other Services, Paroo Shire: +5
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 Paroo Shire in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (227 full-time equivalent local workers or 28.3%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (87 full-time equivalent local workers or 10.9%)
  • Education and Training (78 full-time equivalent local workers or 9.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 391 people in total or 48.8% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 5.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 6.2% in Public Administration and Safety; and 7.4% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (28.3% compared to 5.4%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (10.9% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (6.9% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (0.3% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in Paroo Shire decreased by 114 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest change in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Paroo Shire was for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-108 full-time equivalent local workers)

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