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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the Gympie Regional Council, making up 12.6% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Gympie Regional Council regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across the Gympie Regional Council.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by at at least 20% due to poor recording of workplace addresses, and large numbers of workers who don’t answer the relevant question, or have no usual workplace address. While this data shows the underlying structure of the economy and relative proportions of different industries, it should not be used as an accurate measure of local jobs. Census employment data should be viewed alongside modelled Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (FTE) data which resolves the undercount issue and is a more accurate and up to date reflection of total job numbers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Gympie Regional Council 2016
Industry
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Number%Regional QLD %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,4559.34.9
Mining860.53.7
Manufacturing1,4649.35.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1100.71.2
Construction1,0916.97.6
Wholesale Trade3742.42.3
Retail Trade1,91912.210.7
Accommodation and Food Services1,0046.48.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6674.24.3
Information Media and Telecommunications1130.71.0
Financial and Insurance Services1621.01.8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2551.62.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5463.54.5
Administrative and Support Services4122.63.2
Public Administration and Safety8815.66.0
Education and Training1,60210.29.2
Health Care and Social Assistance1,98312.613.2
Arts and Recreation Services1310.81.7
Other Services6914.44.0
Industry not classified7624.94.2

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional QLD: 4.9% Mining, Regional QLD: 3.7% Manufacturing, Regional QLD: 5.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional QLD: 1.2% Construction, Regional QLD: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, Regional QLD: 2.3% Retail Trade, Regional QLD: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional QLD: 8.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional QLD: 4.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional QLD: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional QLD: 1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional QLD: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional QLD: 4.5% Administrative and Support Services, Regional QLD: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Regional QLD: 6.0% Education and Training, Regional QLD: 9.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional QLD: 13.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional QLD: 1.7% Other Services, Regional QLD: 4.0% Industry not classified, Regional QLD: 4.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gympie Regional Council: 9.3% Mining, Gympie Regional Council: 0.5% Manufacturing, Gympie Regional Council: 9.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gympie Regional Council: 0.7% Construction, Gympie Regional Council: 6.9% Wholesale Trade, Gympie Regional Council: 2.4% Retail Trade, Gympie Regional Council: 12.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Gympie Regional Council: 6.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gympie Regional Council: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Gympie Regional Council: 0.7% 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: 3.5% Administrative and Support Services, Gympie Regional Council: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, Gympie Regional Council: 5.6% Education and Training, Gympie Regional Council: 10.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Gympie Regional Council: 12.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Gympie Regional Council: 0.8% Other Services, Gympie Regional Council: 4.4% Industry not classified, Gympie Regional Council: 4.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Gympie Regional Council in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,983 local workers 12.6%)
  • Retail Trade (1,919 local workers 12.2%)
  • Education and Training (1,602 local workers 10.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 5,504 people in total or 35.0% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 13.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.7% in Retail Trade; and 9.2% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9.3% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (9.3% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.5% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (6.4% compared to 8.7%)

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