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Fraser Coast Regional Council

Employment by industry (FTE)

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In Fraser Coast Regional Council, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 4,696 FTE jobs in 2016/17.

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 Fraser Coast Regional Council.

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
Fraser Coast Regional Council2016/172011/12Change
Industry
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Number%Regional QLD%Number%Regional QLD%2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8123.15.49233.46.8-111
Mining2080.85.17132.65.4-505
Manufacturing1,9317.37.32,1057.711.4-174
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4641.81.47702.81.6-307
Construction2,5709.811.22,3308.610.6+240
Wholesale Trade4591.72.76922.53.1-233
Retail Trade3,09011.79.43,19311.79.4-104
Accommodation and Food Services2,0487.86.92,1187.86.5-70
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,3895.35.51,3705.05.2+19
Information Media and Telecommunications3041.21.13671.31.2-62
Financial and Insurance Services3571.41.94131.51.9-56
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5612.12.16762.52.5-115
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9873.85.29883.64.5-1
Administrative and Support Services7312.83.17462.72.8-16
Public Administration and Safety1,8997.26.21,7676.55.5+132
Education and Training2,2768.67.62,4148.96.8-139
Health Care and Social Assistance4,69617.811.64,22615.59.4+471
Arts and Recreation Services2831.11.82470.91.5+36
Other Services1,2634.84.51,1674.33.9+95

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. 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 (FTE) 2016/17
Employment (FTE) 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional QLD: 5.4% Mining, Regional QLD: 5.1% Manufacturing, Regional QLD: 7.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional QLD: 1.4% Construction, Regional QLD: 11.2% Wholesale Trade, Regional QLD: 2.7% Retail Trade, Regional QLD: 9.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional QLD: 6.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional QLD: 5.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional QLD: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional QLD: 1.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional QLD: 2.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional QLD: 5.2% Administrative and Support Services, Regional QLD: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Regional QLD: 6.2% Education and Training, Regional QLD: 7.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional QLD: 11.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional QLD: 1.8% Other Services, Regional QLD: 4.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 3.1% Mining, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0.8% Manufacturing, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 7.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.8% Construction, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 9.8% Wholesale Trade, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.7% Retail Trade, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 11.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 7.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 5.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 2.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 3.8% Administrative and Support Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 7.2% Education and Training, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 8.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 17.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.1% Other Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 4.8%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in employment (FTE), 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -111 Mining, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -505 Manufacturing, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -174 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -307 Construction, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +240 Wholesale Trade, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -233 Retail Trade, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -104 Accommodation and Food Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -70 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +19 Information Media and Telecommunications, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -62 Financial and Insurance Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -56 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -115 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -1 Administrative and Support Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -16 Public Administration and Safety, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +132 Education and Training, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -139 Health Care and Social Assistance, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +471 Arts and Recreation Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +36 Other Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +95
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
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 Fraser Coast Regional Council in 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,696 full-time equivalent local workers or 17.8%)
  • Retail Trade (3,090 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.7%)
  • Construction (2,570 full-time equivalent local workers or 9.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 10,356 people in total or 39.3% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 11.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.4% in Retail Trade; and 11.2% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.8% compared to 11.6%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (11.7% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (0.8% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (3.1% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in Fraser Coast Regional Council decreased by 897 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in Fraser Coast Regional Council were for those employed in:

  • Mining (-505 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+471 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-307 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+240 full-time equivalent local workers)

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