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Gympie Regional Council

Employment by industry (FTE)

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In Gympie Regional Council, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 1,683 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 Gympie 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
Gympie Regional Council2016/172011/12Change
Industry
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Number%Regional QLD%Number%Regional QLD%2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,59910.45.41,97012.96.8-370
Mining3272.15.17635.05.4-436
Manufacturing1,68310.97.31,4329.411.4+251
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1501.01.41300.91.6+20
Construction1,65210.711.21,2788.410.6+374
Wholesale Trade3992.62.74783.13.1-79
Retail Trade1,60310.49.41,68311.09.4-80
Accommodation and Food Services7424.86.98755.76.5-133
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9486.25.58105.35.2+138
Information Media and Telecommunications1611.01.11270.81.2+33
Financial and Insurance Services1591.01.91851.21.9-27
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2521.62.13412.22.5-89
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5833.85.24933.24.5+89
Administrative and Support Services3892.53.13702.42.8+18
Public Administration and Safety8825.76.28335.55.5+49
Education and Training1,3248.67.61,2258.06.8+99
Health Care and Social Assistance1,66110.811.61,5029.89.4+159
Arts and Recreation Services1270.81.81230.81.5+4
Other Services7715.04.56504.33.9+122

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, Gympie Regional Council: 10.4% Mining, Gympie Regional Council: 2.1% Manufacturing, Gympie Regional Council: 10.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gympie Regional Council: 1.0% Construction, Gympie Regional Council: 10.7% Wholesale Trade, Gympie Regional Council: 2.6% Retail Trade, Gympie Regional Council: 10.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Gympie Regional Council: 4.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gympie Regional Council: 6.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Gympie Regional Council: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Gympie Regional Council: 1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gympie Regional Council: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gympie Regional Council: 3.8% Administrative and Support Services, Gympie Regional Council: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, Gympie Regional Council: 5.7% Education and Training, Gympie Regional Council: 8.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Gympie Regional Council: 10.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Gympie Regional Council: 0.8% Other Services, Gympie Regional Council: 5.0%
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, Gympie Regional Council: -370 Mining, Gympie Regional Council: -436 Manufacturing, Gympie Regional Council: +251 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gympie Regional Council: +20 Construction, Gympie Regional Council: +374 Wholesale Trade, Gympie Regional Council: -79 Retail Trade, Gympie Regional Council: -80 Accommodation and Food Services, Gympie Regional Council: -133 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gympie Regional Council: +138 Information Media and Telecommunications, Gympie Regional Council: +33 Financial and Insurance Services, Gympie Regional Council: -27 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gympie Regional Council: -89 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gympie Regional Council: +89 Administrative and Support Services, Gympie Regional Council: +18 Public Administration and Safety, Gympie Regional Council: +49 Education and Training, Gympie Regional Council: +99 Health Care and Social Assistance, Gympie Regional Council: +159 Arts and Recreation Services, Gympie Regional Council: +4 Other Services, Gympie Regional Council: +122
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 Gympie Regional Council in 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (1,683 full-time equivalent local workers or 10.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,661 full-time equivalent local workers or 10.8%)
  • Construction (1,652 full-time equivalent local workers or 10.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 4,996 people in total or 32.4% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 7.3% in Manufacturing; 11.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 11.2% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (10.4% compared to 5.4%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (10.9% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (2.1% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (4.8% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in Gympie Regional Council increased by 144 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 Gympie Regional Council were for those employed in:

  • Mining (-436 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+374 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-370 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+251 full-time equivalent local workers)

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