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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region, making up 16.2% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region 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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region.

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
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region 2016
Industry
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Number%Queensland %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8,1568.92.8
Mining9041.02.3
Manufacturing6,4137.06.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,2451.41.1
Construction5,6036.18.9
Wholesale Trade1,7371.92.6
Retail Trade11,12912.29.9
Accommodation and Food Services6,8337.57.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,2883.65.1
Information Media and Telecommunications7260.81.2
Financial and Insurance Services1,1921.32.5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,4291.62.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,8983.26.2
Administrative and Support Services2,5062.73.5
Public Administration and Safety5,1515.66.5
Education and Training9,0249.99.0
Health Care and Social Assistance14,81216.213.0
Arts and Recreation Services7860.91.6
Other Services3,6854.03.9
Industry not classified3,9484.34.3

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, Queensland: 2.8% Mining, Queensland: 2.3% Manufacturing, Queensland: 6.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.1% Construction, Queensland: 8.9% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 2.6% Retail Trade, Queensland: 9.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 7.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 6.2% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 6.5% Education and Training, Queensland: 9.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 13.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.6% Other Services, Queensland: 3.9% Industry not classified, Queensland: 4.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.9% Mining, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.0% Manufacturing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 7.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.4% Construction, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 6.1% Wholesale Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.9% Retail Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 12.2% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 7.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 3.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 3.2% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 5.6% Education and Training, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 9.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 16.2% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.9% Other Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 4.0% Industry not classified, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 4.3%
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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (14,812 local workers 16.2%)
  • Retail Trade (11,129 local workers 12.2%)
  • Education and Training (9,024 local workers 9.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 34,965 people in total or 38.2% of local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.9% in Retail Trade; and 9.0% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (8.9% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (16.2% compared to 13.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.2% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (6.1% compared to 8.9%)

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