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RDA Sunshine Coast Region

Employment by industry (Total)

In the RDA Sunshine Coast Region, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 28,145 local jobs in 2017/18.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the RDA Sunshine Coast Region. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in RDA Sunshine Coast Region regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of RDA Sunshine Coast 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.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

NOTE: 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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Employment (total) by industry
RDA Sunshine Coast Region2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,3552.02.93,1332.22.8+222
Mining3840.22.65320.42.9-148
Manufacturing8,1734.96.58,4056.07.7-232
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,1650.71.11,3130.91.4-147
Construction22,15413.39.714,16010.19.9+7,994
Wholesale Trade2,9441.82.53,8432.73.4-899
Retail Trade19,23411.610.218,82813.510.3+406
Accommodation and Food Services15,9169.67.614,05510.07.1+1,861
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,2133.15.14,6073.35.4+606
Information Media and Telecommunications1,7961.11.21,9231.41.4-128
Financial and Insurance Services5,0033.02.53,9302.82.7+1,073
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,6892.21.93,9752.82.0-286
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9,4235.76.38,4556.06.6+967
Administrative and Support Services7,0734.33.65,3913.93.4+1,683
Public Administration and Safety6,1533.76.65,3943.96.6+759
Education and Training16,4299.99.912,4138.98.5+4,016
Health Care and Social Assistance28,14517.013.920,69514.812.2+7,450
Arts and Recreation Services3,2432.01.72,7652.01.6+478
Other Services6,5073.94.06,1124.44.0+395

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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

Employment (total) by industry 2017/18
Employment (total) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 2.9% Mining, Queensland: 2.6% Manufacturing, Queensland: 6.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.1% Construction, Queensland: 9.7% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 2.5% Retail Trade, Queensland: 10.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 7.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 6.3% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 6.6% Education and Training, Queensland: 9.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 13.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.7% Other Services, Queensland: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 2.0% Mining, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 0.2% Manufacturing, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 4.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 0.7% Construction, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 13.3% Wholesale Trade, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 1.8% Retail Trade, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 11.6% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 9.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 3.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 3.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 2.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 5.7% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 4.3% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 3.7% Education and Training, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 9.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 17.0% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 2.0% Other Services, RDA Sunshine Coast 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 (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +222 Mining, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: -148 Manufacturing, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: -232 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: -147 Construction, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +7,994 Wholesale Trade, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: -899 Retail Trade, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +406 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +1,861 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +606 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: -128 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +1,073 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: -286 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +967 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +1,683 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +759 Education and Training, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +4,016 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +7,450 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +478 Other Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +395
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 local workers in RDA Sunshine Coast Region in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (28,145 people or 17.0%)
  • Construction (22,154 people or 13.3%)
  • Retail Trade (19,234 people or 11.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 69,532 people in total or 41.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.7% in Construction; and 10.2% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the RDA Sunshine Coast Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Construction (13.3% compared to 9.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.0% compared to 13.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (3.7% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.2% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the RDA Sunshine Coast Region increased by 26,069 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the RDA Sunshine Coast Region were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+7,994 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+7,450 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+4,016 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+1,861 local workers)

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