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Gympie Regional Council

Employment by industry (Census)

Retail Trade is the largest employer in Gympie Regional Council, making up 13.1% 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 Gympie 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 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Gympie Regional Council 20112006Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,3519.64.91,72612.56.0-376
Mining560.43.9880.62.7-33
Manufacturing1,70312.07.91,80213.09.1-99
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1080.81.3780.61.1+30
Construction9106.47.59016.57.8+9
Wholesale Trade4473.23.34453.23.4+1
Retail Trade1,84913.112.01,88013.612.9-31
Accommodation and Food Services1,0427.48.49306.78.6+112
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5614.04.46064.44.4-45
Information Media and Telecommunications1160.81.1990.71.2+17
Financial and Insurance Services2081.52.11941.42.2+14
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2341.72.02431.82.3-10
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4893.54.94002.94.2+88
Administrative and Support Services3002.12.72641.92.5+36
Public Administration and Safety8155.86.29016.56.5-86
Education and Training1,3249.48.51,1638.48.0+161
Health Care and Social Assistance1,74012.312.31,3429.710.3+398
Arts and Recreation Services1010.71.5950.71.5+6
Other Services6364.54.15353.93.9+101
Industry not classified1441.01.01561.11.3-13

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional QLD: 4.9% Mining, Regional QLD: 3.9% Manufacturing, Regional QLD: 7.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional QLD: 1.3% Construction, Regional QLD: 7.5% Wholesale Trade, Regional QLD: 3.3% Retail Trade, Regional QLD: 12.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional QLD: 8.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional QLD: 4.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional QLD: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional QLD: 2.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional QLD: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional QLD: 4.9% Administrative and Support Services, Regional QLD: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, Regional QLD: 6.2% Education and Training, Regional QLD: 8.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional QLD: 12.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional QLD: 1.5% Other Services, Regional QLD: 4.1% Industry not classified, Regional QLD: 1.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gympie Regional Council: 9.6% Mining, Gympie Regional Council: 0.4% Manufacturing, Gympie Regional Council: 12.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gympie Regional Council: 0.8% Construction, Gympie Regional Council: 6.4% Wholesale Trade, Gympie Regional Council: 3.2% Retail Trade, Gympie Regional Council: 13.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Gympie Regional Council: 7.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gympie Regional Council: 4.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Gympie Regional Council: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Gympie Regional Council: 1.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gympie Regional Council: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gympie Regional Council: 3.5% Administrative and Support Services, Gympie Regional Council: 2.1% Public Administration and Safety, Gympie Regional Council: 5.8% Education and Training, Gympie Regional Council: 9.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Gympie Regional Council: 12.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Gympie Regional Council: 0.7% Other Services, Gympie Regional Council: 4.5% Industry not classified, Gympie Regional Council: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gympie Regional Council: -376 Mining, Gympie Regional Council: -33 Manufacturing, Gympie Regional Council: -99 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gympie Regional Council: +30 Construction, Gympie Regional Council: +9 Wholesale Trade, Gympie Regional Council: +1 Retail Trade, Gympie Regional Council: -31 Accommodation and Food Services, Gympie Regional Council: +112 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gympie Regional Council: -45 Information Media and Telecommunications, Gympie Regional Council: +17 Financial and Insurance Services, Gympie Regional Council: +14 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gympie Regional Council: -10 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gympie Regional Council: +88 Administrative and Support Services, Gympie Regional Council: +36 Public Administration and Safety, Gympie Regional Council: -86 Education and Training, Gympie Regional Council: +161 Health Care and Social Assistance, Gympie Regional Council: +398 Arts and Recreation Services, Gympie Regional Council: +6 Other Services, Gympie Regional Council: +101 Industry not classified, Gympie Regional Council: -13
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local female in Gympie Regional Council in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (1,849 local workers 13.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,740 local workers 12.3%)
  • Manufacturing (1,703 local workers 12.0%)

In combination these three industries employed 5,292 people in total or 37.4% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 12.0% in Retail Trade; 12.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 7.9% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9.6% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (12.0% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.4% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.5% compared to 4.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2006 and 2011 in Gympie Regional Council were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+398 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-376 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+161 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+112 local workers)

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