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Quilpie Shire

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Quilpie Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 148 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 Quilpie 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
Quilpie Shire2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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Number%Regional QLD%Number%Regional QLD%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing14829.75.419128.46.5-43
Mining255.05.2588.66.1-33
Manufacturing183.67.5121.87.3+6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services51.11.581.31.7-3
Construction387.612.012819.012.4-90
Wholesale Trade132.52.6202.93.1-7
Retail Trade244.99.1365.49.5-12
Accommodation and Food Services377.46.8314.56.4+7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing408.15.3426.35.3-2
Information Media and Telecommunications101.91.081.21.1+1
Financial and Insurance Services51.02.060.91.9-1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services71.31.920.42.4+4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services20.45.020.34.70
Administrative and Support Services51.03.130.52.9+2
Public Administration and Safety499.76.2629.25.9-14
Education and Training285.67.4314.67.0-3
Health Care and Social Assistance244.811.8253.710.2-1
Arts and Recreation Services112.21.700.01.6+10
Other Services102.04.271.14.1+3

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, Quilpie Shire: 29.7% Mining, Quilpie Shire: 5.0% Manufacturing, Quilpie Shire: 3.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Quilpie Shire: 1.1% Construction, Quilpie Shire: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, Quilpie Shire: 2.5% Retail Trade, Quilpie Shire: 4.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Quilpie Shire: 7.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Quilpie Shire: 8.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Quilpie Shire: 1.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Quilpie Shire: 1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Quilpie Shire: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Quilpie Shire: 0.4% Administrative and Support Services, Quilpie Shire: 1.0% Public Administration and Safety, Quilpie Shire: 9.7% Education and Training, Quilpie Shire: 5.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Quilpie Shire: 4.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Quilpie Shire: 2.2% Other Services, Quilpie Shire: 2.0%
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), 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Quilpie Shire: -43 Mining, Quilpie Shire: -33 Manufacturing, Quilpie Shire: +6 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Quilpie Shire: -3 Construction, Quilpie Shire: -90 Wholesale Trade, Quilpie Shire: -7 Retail Trade, Quilpie Shire: -12 Accommodation and Food Services, Quilpie Shire: +7 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Quilpie Shire: -2 Information Media and Telecommunications, Quilpie Shire: +1 Financial and Insurance Services, Quilpie Shire: -1 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Quilpie Shire: +4 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Quilpie Shire: 0 Administrative and Support Services, Quilpie Shire: +2 Public Administration and Safety, Quilpie Shire: -14 Education and Training, Quilpie Shire: -3 Health Care and Social Assistance, Quilpie Shire: -1 Arts and Recreation Services, Quilpie Shire: +10 Other Services, Quilpie Shire: +3
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 Quilpie Shire in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (148 full-time equivalent local workers or 29.7%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (49 full-time equivalent local workers or 9.7%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (40 full-time equivalent local workers or 8.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 237 people in total or 47.5% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 5.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 6.2% in Public Administration and Safety; and 5.3% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of Quilpie Shire 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 Health Care and Social Assistance (4.8% compared to 11.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (0.4% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (7.6% compared to 12.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in Quilpie Shire decreased by 175 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 Quilpie Shire was for those employed in:

  • Construction (-90 full-time equivalent local workers)

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