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Quilpie Shire

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Quilpie Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 163 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 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 the Quilpie Shire'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
Quilpie Shire2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing16330.93.416324.43.1+0
Mining254.83.37911.84.1-53
Manufacturing163.07.5131.98.1+3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services50.91.571.11.6-3
Construction417.811.112118.111.3-80
Wholesale Trade163.13.4172.63.5-1
Retail Trade214.08.3314.79.3-10
Accommodation and Food Services285.35.9294.35.3-1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing407.56.0345.16.0+6
Information Media and Telecommunications112.01.491.31.5+2
Financial and Insurance Services193.62.7334.92.4-13
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services40.72.071.12.2-3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services102.07.160.97.5+4
Administrative and Support Services61.23.240.53.1+3
Public Administration and Safety468.76.7548.16.9-8
Education and Training468.78.2284.27.2+18
Health Care and Social Assistance224.312.4274.111.0-5
Arts and Recreation Services00.11.610.11.4+0
Other Services71.34.260.94.5+1
Total industries527100.0100.0668100.0100.0-142

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 Quilpie Shire in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (163 people or 30.9%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (46 people or 8.7%)
  • Education and Training (46 people or 8.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 254 people in total or 48.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 3.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 6.7% in Public Administration and Safety and 8.2% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the Quilpie Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (30.9% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (4.3% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.0% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (3.0% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the Quilpie Shire increased by decreased by -142 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 Quilpie Shire were for those employed in:

  • Education and Training (+18 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+6 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+4 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+3 full-time equivalent local workers)

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