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Employment by industry (FTE)

In Tablelands, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,381 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 Tablelands.

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 Tablelands'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
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Number%Regional QLD%Number%Regional QLD%2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,38117.55.41,82318.97.3-442
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services911.21.41821.91.7-90
Wholesale Trade1501.92.72752.83.2-125
Retail Trade88611.29.41,05010.99.8-164
Accommodation and Food Services4726.06.95415.66.8-69
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3324.25.54424.65.4-111
Information Media and Telecommunications590.71.1931.01.1-33
Financial and Insurance Services1051.31.91051.11.8+1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1081.42.11441.52.5-35
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3184.05.23543.74.7-36
Administrative and Support Services1712.23.11811.92.9-10
Public Administration and Safety4005.16.25565.75.8-155
Education and Training6918.77.67918.27.1-100
Health Care and Social Assistance92611.711.68899.29.8+37
Arts and Recreation Services1371.71.81311.41.6+6
Other Services3714.74.53974.14.1-26

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.

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Change in employment (FTE), 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in employment (FTE), 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Tablelands: -442 Mining, Tablelands: -83 Manufacturing, Tablelands: -118 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Tablelands: -90 Construction, Tablelands: -206 Wholesale Trade, Tablelands: -125 Retail Trade, Tablelands: -164 Accommodation and Food Services, Tablelands: -69 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Tablelands: -111 Information Media and Telecommunications, Tablelands: -33 Financial and Insurance Services, Tablelands: +1 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Tablelands: -35 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Tablelands: -36 Administrative and Support Services, Tablelands: -10 Public Administration and Safety, Tablelands: -155 Education and Training, Tablelands: -100 Health Care and Social Assistance, Tablelands: +37 Arts and Recreation Services, Tablelands: +6 Other Services, Tablelands: -26
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in Tablelands decreased by 1,761 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 Tablelands were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-442 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (-206 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-164 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (-155 full-time equivalent local workers)