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Gympie Regional Council

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Gympie Regional Council, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,911 local jobs in 2014/15.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the Gympie Regional Council. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Gympie Regional Council regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Gympie Regional Council'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.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

NOTE: 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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Employment (total) by industry
Gympie Regional Council2014/152009/10Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2009/10 to 2014/15
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,91111.82.81,82310.33.1+88
Mining580.42.51861.12.3-128
Manufacturing1,79311.17.82,60414.78.8-811
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1340.81.31240.71.2+10
Construction1,3928.69.51,6439.310.5-251
Wholesale Trade4662.93.65553.13.8-89
Retail Trade1,74710.810.62,10811.910.8-361
Accommodation and Food Services1,2627.87.49975.67.0+265
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5883.65.27774.45.3-189
Information Media and Telecommunications1781.11.31811.01.3-3
Financial and Insurance Services2641.62.71851.02.8+79
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2501.51.92451.42.0+5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5983.76.95343.06.5+63
Administrative and Support Services2931.83.34682.63.2-175
Public Administration and Safety8965.57.09275.27.0-31
Education and Training1,5479.68.21,6039.17.9-56
Health Care and Social Assistance1,84911.412.21,84310.411.2+6
Arts and Recreation Services1641.01.42361.31.4-72
Other Services7834.84.36223.54.0+160

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

Employment (total) by industry 2014/15
Employment (total) by industry 2014/15 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 2.8% Mining, Queensland: 2.5% Manufacturing, Queensland: 7.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.3% Construction, Queensland: 9.5% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.6% Retail Trade, Queensland: 10.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 7.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 6.9% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 7.0% Education and Training, Queensland: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 12.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.4% Other Services, Queensland: 4.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gympie Regional Council: 11.8% Mining, Gympie Regional Council: 0.4% Manufacturing, Gympie Regional Council: 11.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gympie Regional Council: 0.8% Construction, Gympie Regional Council: 8.6% Wholesale Trade, Gympie Regional Council: 2.9% Retail Trade, Gympie Regional Council: 10.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Gympie Regional Council: 7.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gympie Regional Council: 3.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Gympie Regional Council: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Gympie Regional Council: 1.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gympie Regional Council: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gympie Regional Council: 3.7% Administrative and Support Services, Gympie Regional Council: 1.8% Public Administration and Safety, Gympie Regional Council: 5.5% Education and Training, Gympie Regional Council: 9.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Gympie Regional Council: 11.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Gympie Regional Council: 1.0% Other Services, Gympie 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 (total) by industry, 2009/10 to 2014/15
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2009/10 to 2014/15 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gympie Regional Council: +88 Mining, Gympie Regional Council: -128 Manufacturing, Gympie Regional Council: -811 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gympie Regional Council: +10 Construction, Gympie Regional Council: -251 Wholesale Trade, Gympie Regional Council: -89 Retail Trade, Gympie Regional Council: -361 Accommodation and Food Services, Gympie Regional Council: +265 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gympie Regional Council: -189 Information Media and Telecommunications, Gympie Regional Council: -3 Financial and Insurance Services, Gympie Regional Council: +79 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gympie Regional Council: +5 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gympie Regional Council: +63 Administrative and Support Services, Gympie Regional Council: -175 Public Administration and Safety, Gympie Regional Council: -31 Education and Training, Gympie Regional Council: -56 Health Care and Social Assistance, Gympie Regional Council: +6 Arts and Recreation Services, Gympie Regional Council: -72 Other Services, Gympie Regional Council: +160
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 local workers in Gympie Regional Council in 2014/15 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,911 people or 11.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,849 people or 11.4%)
  • Manufacturing (1,793 people or 11.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 5,552 people in total or 34.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 12.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 7.8% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (11.8% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (11.1% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.7% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.4% compared to 2.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Gympie Regional Council decreased by 1,489 between 2009/10 and 2014/15.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2009/10 and 2014/15 in the Gympie Regional Council were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-811 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-361 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+265 local workers)
  • Construction (-251 local workers)

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