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Noosa Shire Council area

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Noosa Shire Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 2,585 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 Noosa Shire 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
Noosa Shire Council area2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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Number%Regional QLD%Number%Regional QLD%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3071.65.45343.06.5-227
Mining510.35.21120.66.1-62
Manufacturing9154.87.58514.87.3+64
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1140.61.51390.81.7-25
Construction2,15711.412.01,99911.412.4+158
Wholesale Trade4732.52.64632.63.1+9
Retail Trade2,36712.59.12,51614.39.5-149
Accommodation and Food Services2,41612.86.82,11912.16.4+298
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5913.15.35553.25.3+36
Information Media and Telecommunications1871.01.02431.41.1-57
Financial and Insurance Services4932.62.03912.21.9+102
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5823.11.97464.22.4-163
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,4437.65.01,2056.94.7+238
Administrative and Support Services8924.73.17314.22.9+161
Public Administration and Safety6393.46.25032.95.9+136
Education and Training1,4297.67.41,2877.37.0+142
Health Care and Social Assistance2,58513.711.82,05211.710.2+532
Arts and Recreation Services3752.01.73381.91.6+37
Other Services8854.74.27764.44.1+108

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, Regional QLD: 5.4% Mining, Regional QLD: 5.2% Manufacturing, Regional QLD: 7.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional QLD: 1.5% Construction, Regional QLD: 12.0% Wholesale Trade, Regional QLD: 2.6% Retail Trade, Regional QLD: 9.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional QLD: 6.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional QLD: 5.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional QLD: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional QLD: 2.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional QLD: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional QLD: 5.0% Administrative and Support Services, Regional QLD: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Regional QLD: 6.2% Education and Training, Regional QLD: 7.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional QLD: 11.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional QLD: 1.7% Other Services, Regional QLD: 4.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Noosa Shire Council area: 1.6% Mining, Noosa Shire Council area: 0.3% Manufacturing, Noosa Shire Council area: 4.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Noosa Shire Council area: 0.6% Construction, Noosa Shire Council area: 11.4% Wholesale Trade, Noosa Shire Council area: 2.5% Retail Trade, Noosa Shire Council area: 12.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Noosa Shire Council area: 12.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Noosa Shire Council area: 3.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Noosa Shire Council area: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Noosa Shire Council area: 2.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Noosa Shire Council area: 3.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Noosa Shire Council area: 7.6% Administrative and Support Services, Noosa Shire Council area: 4.7% Public Administration and Safety, Noosa Shire Council area: 3.4% Education and Training, Noosa Shire Council area: 7.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Noosa Shire Council area: 13.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Noosa Shire Council area: 2.0% Other Services, Noosa Shire Council area: 4.7%
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, Noosa Shire Council area: -227 Mining, Noosa Shire Council area: -62 Manufacturing, Noosa Shire Council area: +64 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Noosa Shire Council area: -25 Construction, Noosa Shire Council area: +158 Wholesale Trade, Noosa Shire Council area: +9 Retail Trade, Noosa Shire Council area: -149 Accommodation and Food Services, Noosa Shire Council area: +298 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Noosa Shire Council area: +36 Information Media and Telecommunications, Noosa Shire Council area: -57 Financial and Insurance Services, Noosa Shire Council area: +102 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Noosa Shire Council area: -163 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Noosa Shire Council area: +238 Administrative and Support Services, Noosa Shire Council area: +161 Public Administration and Safety, Noosa Shire Council area: +136 Education and Training, Noosa Shire Council area: +142 Health Care and Social Assistance, Noosa Shire Council area: +532 Arts and Recreation Services, Noosa Shire Council area: +37 Other Services, Noosa Shire Council area: +108
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 Noosa Shire Council area in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,585 full-time equivalent local workers or 13.7%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (2,416 full-time equivalent local workers or 12.8%)
  • Retail Trade (2,367 full-time equivalent local workers or 12.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 7,368 people in total or 39.0% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 11.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 6.8% in Accommodation and Food Services; and 9.1% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of Noosa Shire Council area and Regional QLD were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (12.8% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (12.5% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (0.3% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.6% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in Noosa Shire Council area increased by 1,337 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 Noosa Shire Council area were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+532 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+298 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+238 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-227 full-time equivalent local workers)

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