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South West RED Region

Employment by industry (FTE)

In South West RED Region, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 2,938 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 South West RED 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
South West RED Region2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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Number%Regional QLD%Number%Regional QLD%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,93821.45.44,08825.96.5-1,151
Mining1,59711.65.21,4459.16.1+152
Manufacturing5193.87.55813.77.3-62
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4733.41.54572.91.7+16
Construction1,2339.012.02,15813.612.4-925
Wholesale Trade3692.72.64422.83.1-73
Retail Trade8736.49.11,0116.49.5-138
Accommodation and Food Services6514.76.85563.56.4+95
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5804.25.37374.75.3-157
Information Media and Telecommunications1300.91.01100.71.1+20
Financial and Insurance Services1010.72.01500.91.9-49
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1280.91.91891.22.4-61
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2712.05.02921.84.7-21
Administrative and Support Services1711.23.11701.12.90
Public Administration and Safety1,0377.66.21,1287.15.9-91
Education and Training8966.57.47444.77.0+151
Health Care and Social Assistance1,1948.711.81,0616.710.2+134
Arts and Recreation Services860.61.7610.41.6+25
Other Services4763.54.24292.74.1+48

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, South West RED Region: 21.4% Mining, South West RED Region: 11.6% Manufacturing, South West RED Region: 3.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South West RED Region: 3.4% Construction, South West RED Region: 9.0% Wholesale Trade, South West RED Region: 2.7% Retail Trade, South West RED Region: 6.4% Accommodation and Food Services, South West RED Region: 4.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South West RED Region: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, South West RED Region: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, South West RED Region: 0.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South West RED Region: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South West RED Region: 2.0% Administrative and Support Services, South West RED Region: 1.2% Public Administration and Safety, South West RED Region: 7.6% Education and Training, South West RED Region: 6.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, South West RED Region: 8.7% Arts and Recreation Services, South West RED Region: 0.6% Other Services, South West RED Region: 3.5%
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, South West RED Region: -1,151 Mining, South West RED Region: +152 Manufacturing, South West RED Region: -62 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South West RED Region: +16 Construction, South West RED Region: -925 Wholesale Trade, South West RED Region: -73 Retail Trade, South West RED Region: -138 Accommodation and Food Services, South West RED Region: +95 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South West RED Region: -157 Information Media and Telecommunications, South West RED Region: +20 Financial and Insurance Services, South West RED Region: -49 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South West RED Region: -61 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South West RED Region: -21 Administrative and Support Services, South West RED Region: 0 Public Administration and Safety, South West RED Region: -91 Education and Training, South West RED Region: +151 Health Care and Social Assistance, South West RED Region: +134 Arts and Recreation Services, South West RED Region: +25 Other Services, South West RED Region: +48
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 South West RED Region in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (2,938 full-time equivalent local workers or 21.4%)
  • Mining (1,597 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.6%)
  • Construction (1,233 full-time equivalent local workers or 9.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 5,768 people in total or 42.0% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 5.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 5.2% in Mining; and 12.0% in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of South West RED Region and Regional QLD were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (21.4% compared to 5.4%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (11.6% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (3.8% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (8.7% compared to 11.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in South West RED Region decreased by 2,086 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in South West RED Region were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-1,151 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (-925 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-157 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Mining (+152 full-time equivalent local workers)

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