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Noosa Shire Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In Noosa Shire Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 3,652 local jobs in 2017/18.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Noosa Shire Council area. 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
Noosa Shire Council area2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional QLD%Number%Regional QLD%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3601.44.95612.54.8-201
Mining350.14.1860.44.4-51
Manufacturing9743.96.21,0094.57.0-35
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1090.41.21430.61.4-35
Construction2,3289.310.22,0439.110.9+285
Wholesale Trade4922.02.15462.42.9-54
Retail Trade3,47613.910.53,47615.410.90
Accommodation and Food Services3,60714.58.63,20814.28.1+399
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6502.64.46102.74.6+40
Information Media and Telecommunications2270.91.03131.41.2-86
Financial and Insurance Services5392.21.84602.01.9+78
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7423.01.98153.62.1-73
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,6686.74.51,4796.64.6+190
Administrative and Support Services1,3775.53.61,0604.73.3+317
Public Administration and Safety7423.05.85832.65.7+159
Education and Training2,2689.19.61,8428.28.3+426
Health Care and Social Assistance3,65214.713.82,84412.611.9+808
Arts and Recreation Services5132.11.94462.01.8+67
Other Services1,1634.74.01,0314.64.1+132

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, Regional QLD: 4.9% Mining, Regional QLD: 4.1% Manufacturing, Regional QLD: 6.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional QLD: 1.2% Construction, Regional QLD: 10.2% Wholesale Trade, Regional QLD: 2.1% Retail Trade, Regional QLD: 10.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional QLD: 8.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional QLD: 4.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional QLD: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional QLD: 1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional QLD: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional QLD: 4.5% Administrative and Support Services, Regional QLD: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Regional QLD: 5.8% Education and Training, Regional QLD: 9.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional QLD: 13.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional QLD: 1.9% Other Services, Regional QLD: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Noosa Shire Council area: 1.4% Mining, Noosa Shire Council area: 0.1% Manufacturing, Noosa Shire Council area: 3.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Noosa Shire Council area: 0.4% Construction, Noosa Shire Council area: 9.3% Wholesale Trade, Noosa Shire Council area: 2.0% Retail Trade, Noosa Shire Council area: 13.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Noosa Shire Council area: 14.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Noosa Shire Council area: 2.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Noosa Shire Council area: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Noosa Shire Council area: 2.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Noosa Shire Council area: 3.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Noosa Shire Council area: 6.7% Administrative and Support Services, Noosa Shire Council area: 5.5% Public Administration and Safety, Noosa Shire Council area: 3.0% Education and Training, Noosa Shire Council area: 9.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Noosa Shire Council area: 14.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Noosa Shire Council area: 2.1% 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 (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Noosa Shire Council area: -201 Mining, Noosa Shire Council area: -51 Manufacturing, Noosa Shire Council area: -35 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Noosa Shire Council area: -35 Construction, Noosa Shire Council area: +285 Wholesale Trade, Noosa Shire Council area: -54 Retail Trade, Noosa Shire Council area: 0 Accommodation and Food Services, Noosa Shire Council area: +399 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Noosa Shire Council area: +40 Information Media and Telecommunications, Noosa Shire Council area: -86 Financial and Insurance Services, Noosa Shire Council area: +78 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Noosa Shire Council area: -73 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Noosa Shire Council area: +190 Administrative and Support Services, Noosa Shire Council area: +317 Public Administration and Safety, Noosa Shire Council area: +159 Education and Training, Noosa Shire Council area: +426 Health Care and Social Assistance, Noosa Shire Council area: +808 Arts and Recreation Services, Noosa Shire Council area: +67 Other Services, Noosa Shire Council area: +132
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 Noosa Shire Council area in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,652 people or 14.7%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (3,607 people or 14.5%)
  • Retail Trade (3,476 people or 13.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 10,736 people in total or 43.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 13.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.6% in Accommodation and Food Services; and 10.5% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (14.5% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.9% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.1% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.4% compared to 4.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Noosa Shire Council area increased by 2,367 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Noosa Shire Council area were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+808 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+426 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+399 local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+317 local workers)

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