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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Employment by industry (Total)

In the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 14,679 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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region. 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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region 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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region'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
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region2015/162010/11Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8,9759.02.79,7459.32.8-770
Mining9340.92.49680.92.4-34
Manufacturing8,4778.57.79,7839.38.6-1,306
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,6741.71.31,8291.71.3-155
Construction6,5416.69.37,7307.49.3-1,189
Wholesale Trade3,0343.03.83,1093.03.8-75
Retail Trade12,88712.910.713,38712.810.7-500
Accommodation and Food Services7,3137.37.27,4877.17.0-174
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,1284.15.44,3194.15.4-191
Information Media and Telecommunications1,0101.01.31,0671.01.4-57
Financial and Insurance Services1,6001.62.81,6951.62.8-95
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,6701.72.01,7881.72.0-118
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,4823.57.13,6473.56.9-165
Administrative and Support Services2,8602.93.42,9602.83.3-100
Public Administration and Safety5,7165.77.16,1465.97.1-430
Education and Training9,3109.38.29,3008.98.0+10
Health Care and Social Assistance14,67914.712.014,76114.111.6-82
Arts and Recreation Services9130.91.48200.81.4+93
Other Services4,4464.54.14,4254.24.1+21

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, Queensland: 2.7% Mining, Queensland: 2.4% Manufacturing, Queensland: 7.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.3% Construction, Queensland: 9.3% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.8% Retail Trade, Queensland: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 7.1% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 7.1% Education and Training, Queensland: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 12.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.4% Other Services, Queensland: 4.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 9.0% Mining, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.9% Manufacturing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.7% Construction, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 6.6% Wholesale Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 3.0% Retail Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 12.9% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 7.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 3.5% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 5.7% Education and Training, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 9.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 14.7% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.9% Other Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 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, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -770 Mining, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -34 Manufacturing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -1,306 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -155 Construction, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -1,189 Wholesale Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -75 Retail Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -500 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -174 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -191 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -57 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -95 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -118 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -165 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -100 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -430 Education and Training, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +10 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -82 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +93 Other Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +21
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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (14,679 people or 14.7%)
  • Retail Trade (12,887 people or 12.9%)
  • Education and Training (9,310 people or 9.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 36,875 people in total or 37.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 12.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.7% in Retail Trade; and 8.2% 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 (9.0% compared to 2.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (14.7% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.5% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (6.6% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region decreased by 5,316 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2010/11 and 2015/16 in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-1,306 local workers)
  • Construction (-1,189 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-770 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-500 local workers)

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