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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 13,181 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 Wide Bay Burnett 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 Wide Bay Burnett 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 Wide Bay Burnett Region2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9,66310.63.110,63111.83.7-968
Mining1,7301.93.21,4421.64.0+289
Manufacturing8,0468.87.98,0388.98.2+9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,5441.71.52,4402.71.7-897
Construction8,1358.911.27,6868.611.3+449
Wholesale Trade2,0452.23.12,4022.73.6-357
Retail Trade9,58410.58.89,84010.99.1-256
Accommodation and Food Services5,5576.15.85,1675.75.5+390
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,4764.96.14,1344.66.3+341
Information Media and Telecommunications1,0631.21.37920.91.4+270
Financial and Insurance Services1,3141.42.91,3981.62.7-85
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,3641.51.91,6991.92.3-335
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,2703.67.53,0833.47.1+187
Administrative and Support Services2,3162.53.12,1762.43.0+140
Public Administration and Safety5,3035.87.15,1845.87.0+120
Education and Training7,0477.77.67,1518.07.2-104
Health Care and Social Assistance13,18114.512.111,62912.910.6+1,551
Arts and Recreation Services1,1381.31.61,2441.41.4-106
Other Services4,2174.64.23,7404.24.0+478

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 Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10.6% Mining, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.9% Manufacturing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.7% Construction, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.9% Wholesale Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 2.2% Retail Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10.5% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 6.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 4.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 3.6% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 5.8% Education and Training, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 7.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 14.5% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.3% Other Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 4.6%
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 Wide Bay Burnett Region: -968 Mining, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +289 Manufacturing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +9 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -897 Construction, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +449 Wholesale Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -357 Retail Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -256 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +390 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +341 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +270 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -85 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -335 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +187 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +140 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +120 Education and Training, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -104 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +1,551 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -106 Other Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +478
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 Wide Bay Burnett Region in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (13,181 full-time equivalent local workers or 14.5%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9,663 full-time equivalent local workers or 10.6%)
  • Retail Trade (9,584 full-time equivalent local workers or 10.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 32,428 people in total or 35.6% of local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 12.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 3.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; and 8.8% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (10.6% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (14.5% compared to 12.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.6% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (8.9% compared to 11.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region increased by 1,116 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 Wide Bay Burnett Region were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,551 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-968 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-897 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Other Services (+478 full-time equivalent local workers)

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