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Fraser Coast Regional Council

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Fraser Coast Regional Council, making up 19.0% 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 Fraser Coast 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
Fraser Coast Regional Council 2016
Industry
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Number%Regional QLD %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7632.64.9
Mining1110.43.4
Manufacturing1,6545.75.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4411.51.1
Construction1,9426.77.6
Wholesale Trade4541.62.3
Retail Trade3,78713.010.9
Accommodation and Food Services2,6819.28.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,0743.74.4
Information Media and Telecommunications2901.01.0
Financial and Insurance Services3731.31.8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5501.92.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9553.34.6
Administrative and Support Services8572.93.2
Public Administration and Safety1,9176.66.0
Education and Training3,02410.49.1
Health Care and Social Assistance5,54619.013.2
Arts and Recreation Services2961.01.7
Other Services1,2384.24.0
Industry not classified1,1964.14.2

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: 3.4% Manufacturing, Regional QLD: 5.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional QLD: 1.1% Construction, Regional QLD: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, Regional QLD: 2.3% Retail Trade, Regional QLD: 10.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional QLD: 8.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional QLD: 4.4% 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: 4.6% Administrative and Support Services, Regional QLD: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Regional QLD: 6.0% Education and Training, Regional QLD: 9.1% 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, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 2.6% Mining, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0.4% Manufacturing, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 5.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.5% Construction, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 6.7% Wholesale Trade, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.6% Retail Trade, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 13.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 9.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 3.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 3.3% Administrative and Support Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 6.6% Education and Training, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 10.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 19.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.0% Other Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 4.2% Industry not classified, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 4.1%
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 Fraser Coast Regional Council in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,546 local workers 19.0%)
  • Retail Trade (3,787 local workers 13.0%)
  • Education and Training (3,024 local workers 10.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 12,357 people in total or 42.4% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 13.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.9% in Retail Trade; and 9.1% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (19.0% compared to 13.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.0% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.4% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (2.6% compared to 4.9%)

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