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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area, Construction is the largest employer, generating 2,463 local jobs in 2015/16.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area. 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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area 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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area'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
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area2015/162010/11Change
Industry
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Number%Regional NSW%Number%Regional NSW%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5803.46.65233.26.6+57
Mining750.42.7780.52.5-3
Manufacturing1,2307.38.31,5649.58.6-334
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3362.01.73692.21.6-33
Construction2,46314.68.22,45914.98.4+4
Wholesale Trade4022.42.83912.42.9+12
Retail Trade1,94511.511.61,91711.611.7+27
Accommodation and Food Services1,0676.38.11,1236.88.1-55
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,3668.14.28355.14.2+532
Information Media and Telecommunications780.50.9870.51.0-8
Financial and Insurance Services1430.81.91631.02.1-21
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2621.61.52891.71.5-27
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7144.24.27914.84.5-78
Administrative and Support Services5243.12.85303.22.9-6
Public Administration and Safety1,82810.96.31,91411.66.5-86
Education and Training1,1947.19.21,0616.48.8+134
Health Care and Social Assistance1,69010.013.21,4909.012.7+200
Arts and Recreation Services1801.11.32051.21.3-24
Other Services7624.54.47284.44.2+34

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 2015/16
Employment (total) by industry 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional NSW: 6.6% Mining, Regional NSW: 2.7% Manufacturing, Regional NSW: 8.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional NSW: 1.7% Construction, Regional NSW: 8.2% Wholesale Trade, Regional NSW: 2.8% Retail Trade, Regional NSW: 11.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional NSW: 8.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional NSW: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional NSW: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional NSW: 1.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional NSW: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional NSW: 4.2% Administrative and Support Services, Regional NSW: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, Regional NSW: 6.3% Education and Training, Regional NSW: 9.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional NSW: 13.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional NSW: 1.3% Other Services, Regional NSW: 4.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 3.4% Mining, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.4% Manufacturing, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 7.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.0% Construction, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 14.6% Wholesale Trade, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.4% Retail Trade, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 11.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 6.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 8.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 4.2% Administrative and Support Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 10.9% Education and Training, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 7.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 10.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.1% Other Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 4.5%
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, 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2010/11 to 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +57 Mining, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -3 Manufacturing, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -334 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -33 Construction, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +4 Wholesale Trade, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +12 Retail Trade, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +27 Accommodation and Food Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -55 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +532 Information Media and Telecommunications, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -8 Financial and Insurance Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -21 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -27 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -78 Administrative and Support Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -6 Public Administration and Safety, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -86 Education and Training, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +134 Health Care and Social Assistance, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +200 Arts and Recreation Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -24 Other Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +34
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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (2,463 people or 14.6%)
  • Retail Trade (1,945 people or 11.5%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (1,828 people or 10.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 6,236 people in total or 37.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional NSW employed 8.2% in Construction; 11.6% in Retail Trade; and 6.3% in Public Administration and Safety.

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 (14.6% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (10.9% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (8.1% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (10.0% compared to 13.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area increased by 324 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2010/11 and 2015/16 in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area were for those employed in:

  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+532 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-334 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+200 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+134 local workers)

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