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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 14,859 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 the RDA Darling Downs and South West 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
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region2017/182003/04Change
Industry
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2003/04 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing14,80011.83.122,62521.45.9-7,825
Mining6,5155.23.29770.91.6+5,537
Manufacturing8,9597.27.910,3829.811.1-1,423
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3,4712.81.59500.91.0+2,521
Construction13,64610.911.27,5197.19.7+6,127
Wholesale Trade3,7673.03.14,7924.54.6-1,025
Retail Trade10,6188.58.810,59110.010.5+27
Accommodation and Food Services5,7614.65.84,5534.36.4+1,208
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6,8485.56.15,3855.15.9+1,463
Information Media and Telecommunications8520.71.31,2981.21.8-446
Financial and Insurance Services2,6192.12.92,0932.02.7+526
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,4921.21.91,2161.22.2+276
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,9184.77.53,3953.25.7+2,523
Administrative and Support Services2,0541.63.11,6931.63.0+361
Public Administration and Safety7,5736.17.16,0165.76.4+1,558
Education and Training9,7117.87.68,0237.67.0+1,688
Health Care and Social Assistance14,85911.912.19,0698.68.7+5,789
Arts and Recreation Services7490.61.68630.81.5-114
Other Services4,8453.94.24,2564.04.3+590

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, Queensland: 3.1% Mining, Queensland: 3.2% Manufacturing, Queensland: 7.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.5% Construction, Queensland: 11.2% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.1% Retail Trade, Queensland: 8.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 5.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 6.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 7.5% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 7.1% Education and Training, Queensland: 7.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 12.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.6% Other Services, Queensland: 4.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 11.8% Mining, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 5.2% Manufacturing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 7.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.8% Construction, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 10.9% Wholesale Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.0% Retail Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 8.5% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 4.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 5.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 4.7% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.6% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 6.1% Education and Training, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 7.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 11.9% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0.6% Other Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.9%
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), 2003/04 to 2017/18
Change in employment (FTE), 2003/04 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -7,825 Mining, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +5,537 Manufacturing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -1,423 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +2,521 Construction, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +6,127 Wholesale Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -1,025 Retail Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +27 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +1,208 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +1,463 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -446 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +526 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +276 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +2,523 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +361 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +1,558 Education and Training, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +1,688 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +5,789 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -114 Other Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +590
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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (14,859 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.9%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (14,800 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.8%)
  • Construction (13,646 full-time equivalent local workers or 10.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 43,305 people in total or 34.6% of local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 12.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 3.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; and 11.2% in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (11.8% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (5.2% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.7% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Administrative and Support Services (1.6% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by 19,360 between 2003/04 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2003/04 and 2017/18 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-7,825 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+6,127 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+5,789 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Mining (+5,537 full-time equivalent local workers)

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