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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region, making up 15.4% 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 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7,3068.74.98,81710.76.0-1,511
Mining7230.93.96390.82.7+84
Manufacturing7,8109.37.98,41610.39.1-606
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,4671.81.31,2261.51.1+241
Construction4,8625.87.55,3996.67.8-537
Wholesale Trade2,3862.83.32,4953.03.4-109
Retail Trade11,31613.512.011,33813.812.9-22
Accommodation and Food Services6,1667.48.46,1507.58.6+16
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,0923.74.43,2273.94.4-135
Information Media and Telecommunications7840.91.17861.01.2-2
Financial and Insurance Services1,3121.62.11,3811.72.2-69
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,3461.62.01,5301.92.3-184
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,8483.44.92,4032.94.2+445
Administrative and Support Services2,0252.42.71,9382.42.5+87
Public Administration and Safety4,8155.76.24,8996.06.5-84
Education and Training7,8659.48.57,1078.78.0+758
Health Care and Social Assistance12,87515.412.39,85712.010.3+3,018
Arts and Recreation Services6190.71.55270.61.5+92
Other Services3,4204.14.13,1243.83.9+296
Industry not classified7790.91.08291.01.3-50

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, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.7% Mining, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.9% Manufacturing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 9.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.8% Construction, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 5.8% Wholesale Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 2.8% Retail Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 13.5% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 7.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 3.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 3.4% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 5.7% Education and Training, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 9.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 15.4% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.7% Other Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 4.1% Industry not classified, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.9%
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, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -1,511 Mining, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +84 Manufacturing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -606 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +241 Construction, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -537 Wholesale Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -109 Retail Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -22 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +16 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -135 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -2 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -69 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -184 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +445 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +87 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -84 Education and Training, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +758 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +3,018 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +92 Other Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +296 Industry not classified, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -50
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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (12,875 local workers 15.4%)
  • Retail Trade (11,316 local workers 13.5%)
  • Education and Training (7,865 local workers 9.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 32,056 people in total or 38.2% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 12.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 12.0% in Retail Trade; and 8.5% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (8.7% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (15.4% compared to 12.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.9% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (5.8% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2006 and 2011 in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+3,018 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-1,511 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+758 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-606 local workers)

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