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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Employment by industry (Census)

Construction is the largest employer in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area, making up 14.7% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area 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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area.

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
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area 2016
Industry
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Number%Regional NSW %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4693.25.9
Mining730.52.4
Manufacturing1,0647.26.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2631.81.3
Construction2,16414.77.1
Wholesale Trade2741.92.0
Retail Trade1,2758.711.0
Accommodation and Food Services9876.78.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5693.93.8
Information Media and Telecommunications970.70.8
Financial and Insurance Services1330.92.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2571.71.4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7365.04.4
Administrative and Support Services3402.32.9
Public Administration and Safety1,87112.76.6
Education and Training1,0577.29.3
Health Care and Social Assistance1,49710.215.1
Arts and Recreation Services1991.41.2
Other Services6644.54.0
Industry not classified7355.03.8

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 NSW: 5.9% Mining, Regional NSW: 2.4% Manufacturing, Regional NSW: 6.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional NSW: 1.3% Construction, Regional NSW: 7.1% Wholesale Trade, Regional NSW: 2.0% Retail Trade, Regional NSW: 11.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional NSW: 8.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional NSW: 3.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional NSW: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional NSW: 2.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional NSW: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional NSW: 4.4% Administrative and Support Services, Regional NSW: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Regional NSW: 6.6% Education and Training, Regional NSW: 9.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional NSW: 15.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional NSW: 1.2% Other Services, Regional NSW: 4.0% Industry not classified, Regional NSW: 3.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 3.2% Mining, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.5% Manufacturing, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 7.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.8% Construction, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 14.7% Wholesale Trade, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.9% Retail Trade, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 8.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 3.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 5.0% Administrative and Support Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.3% Public Administration and Safety, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 12.7% Education and Training, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 7.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 10.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.4% Other Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 4.5% Industry not classified, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 5.0%
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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Construction (2,164 local workers 14.7%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (1,871 local workers 12.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,497 local workers 10.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 5,532 people in total or 37.6% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional NSW employed 7.1% in Construction; 6.6% in Public Administration and Safety; and 15.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Construction (14.7% compared to 7.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (12.7% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (10.2% compared to 15.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (3.2% compared to 5.9%)

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