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Sunshine Coast Council area

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Sunshine Coast Council area, Construction is the largest employer, generating 19,714 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 Sunshine Coast Council area.

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
Sunshine Coast Council area2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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Number%Regional QLD%Number%Regional QLD%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,6032.35.42,5132.76.5+90
Mining4740.45.25800.66.1-106
Manufacturing6,9906.27.56,2826.77.3+709
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,1311.01.51,1361.21.7-5
Construction19,71417.512.011,88712.712.4+7,827
Wholesale Trade2,5162.22.62,9183.13.1-402
Retail Trade10,9589.79.111,25712.19.5-299
Accommodation and Food Services7,5776.76.87,0217.56.4+556
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,5144.05.33,7774.05.3+737
Information Media and Telecommunications1,2551.11.01,2571.31.1-2
Financial and Insurance Services4,3603.92.02,9633.21.9+1,397
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,3722.11.92,9133.12.4-541
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6,9236.25.05,7706.24.7+1,152
Administrative and Support Services3,7903.43.13,0313.22.9+759
Public Administration and Safety4,8524.36.24,2024.55.9+650
Education and Training9,0508.07.47,4458.07.0+1,604
Health Care and Social Assistance17,06915.211.812,58913.510.2+4,480
Arts and Recreation Services2,0391.81.71,7671.91.6+272
Other Services4,3503.94.23,9974.34.1+352

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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Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Sunshine Coast Council area: +90 Mining, Sunshine Coast Council area: -106 Manufacturing, Sunshine Coast Council area: +709 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: -5 Construction, Sunshine Coast Council area: +7,827 Wholesale Trade, Sunshine Coast Council area: -402 Retail Trade, Sunshine Coast Council area: -299 Accommodation and Food Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +556 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sunshine Coast Council area: +737 Information Media and Telecommunications, Sunshine Coast Council area: -2 Financial and Insurance Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +1,397 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: -541 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +1,152 Administrative and Support Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +759 Public Administration and Safety, Sunshine Coast Council area: +650 Education and Training, Sunshine Coast Council area: +1,604 Health Care and Social Assistance, Sunshine Coast Council area: +4,480 Arts and Recreation Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +272 Other Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +352
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in Sunshine Coast Council area increased by 19,231 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 Sunshine Coast Council area were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+7,827 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+4,480 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,604 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+1,397 full-time equivalent local workers)

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