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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 Region2017/182007/08Change
Industry
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2007/08 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing14,80011.83.120,38017.74.4-5,579
Mining6,5155.23.22,0361.82.3+4,479
Manufacturing8,9597.27.910,8069.49.7-1,846
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3,4712.81.51,2781.11.2+2,193
Construction13,64610.911.211,62010.112.0+2,025
Wholesale Trade3,7673.03.13,9593.43.8-192
Retail Trade10,6188.58.812,26310.710.5-1,646
Accommodation and Food Services5,7614.65.84,7864.25.9+975
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6,8485.56.15,9565.26.2+892
Information Media and Telecommunications8520.71.31,8331.61.9-982
Financial and Insurance Services2,6192.12.92,4002.12.7+219
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,4921.21.91,7791.52.5-287
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,9184.77.53,9103.46.4+2,008
Administrative and Support Services2,0541.63.11,6761.52.9+378
Public Administration and Safety7,5736.17.16,8155.96.5+758
Education and Training9,7117.87.68,4727.46.9+1,238
Health Care and Social Assistance14,85911.912.19,3808.28.5+5,478
Arts and Recreation Services7490.61.61,3341.21.5-586
Other Services4,8453.94.24,3783.84.1+468

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), 2007/08 to 2017/18
Change in employment (FTE), 2007/08 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -5,579 Mining, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +4,479 Manufacturing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -1,846 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +2,193 Construction, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +2,025 Wholesale Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -192 Retail Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -1,646 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +975 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +892 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -982 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +219 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -287 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +2,008 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +378 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +758 Education and Training, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +1,238 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +5,478 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -586 Other Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +468
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 9,992 between 2007/08 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2007/08 and 2017/18 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-5,579 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+5,478 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Mining (+4,479 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+2,193 full-time equivalent local workers)

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