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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the RDA Sunshine Coast Region, Construction is the largest employer, generating 21,871 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 Sunshine Coast 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 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.

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 Sunshine Coast Region2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,9102.23.13,0472.73.7-137
Mining5250.43.26920.64.0-167
Manufacturing7,9056.07.97,1336.48.2+772
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,2450.91.51,2751.11.7-30
Construction21,87116.611.213,88712.511.3+7,985
Wholesale Trade2,9892.33.13,3813.13.6-392
Retail Trade13,32510.18.813,77312.49.1-448
Accommodation and Food Services9,9937.65.89,1408.25.5+853
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,1053.96.14,3323.96.3+773
Information Media and Telecommunications1,4421.11.31,5001.41.4-58
Financial and Insurance Services4,8533.72.93,3553.02.7+1,498
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,9542.21.93,6583.32.3-704
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8,3666.47.56,9766.37.1+1,390
Administrative and Support Services4,6823.63.13,7623.43.0+919
Public Administration and Safety5,4914.27.14,7054.27.0+786
Education and Training10,4798.07.68,7327.97.2+1,747
Health Care and Social Assistance19,65415.012.114,64113.210.6+5,013
Arts and Recreation Services2,4141.81.62,1051.91.4+309
Other Services5,2344.04.24,7744.34.0+460

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 Sunshine Coast Region: 2.2% Mining, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 0.4% Manufacturing, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 6.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 0.9% Construction, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 16.6% Wholesale Trade, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 2.3% Retail Trade, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 10.1% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 7.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 3.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 3.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 2.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 6.4% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 4.2% Education and Training, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 8.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 15.0% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 1.8% Other Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 4.0%
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, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: -137 Mining, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: -167 Manufacturing, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +772 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: -30 Construction, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +7,985 Wholesale Trade, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: -392 Retail Trade, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: -448 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +853 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +773 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: -58 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +1,498 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: -704 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +1,390 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +919 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +786 Education and Training, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +1,747 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +5,013 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +309 Other Services, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: +460
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 Sunshine Coast Region in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (21,871 full-time equivalent local workers or 16.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (19,654 full-time equivalent local workers or 15.0%)
  • Retail Trade (13,325 full-time equivalent local workers or 10.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 54,850 people in total or 41.7% of local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 11.2% in Construction; 12.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 8.8% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (16.6% compared to 11.2%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (15.0% compared to 12.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.2% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (0.4% compared to 3.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the RDA Sunshine Coast Region increased by 20,568 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 the RDA Sunshine Coast Region were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+7,985 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+5,013 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,747 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+1,498 full-time equivalent local workers)

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