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Gympie Regional Council

Employment by industry (Total)

In Gympie Regional Council, Retail Trade is the largest employer, generating 2,148 local jobs in 2015/16.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Gympie Regional Council. 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
Gympie Regional Council2015/162010/11Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional QLD%Number%Regional QLD%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,5309.04.81,81510.05.0-285
Mining740.43.9910.53.9-17
Manufacturing1,92311.37.12,26012.47.8-337
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1350.81.41330.71.3+2
Construction1,2457.39.91,4007.710.3-155
Wholesale Trade6223.63.35993.33.3+23
Retail Trade2,14812.611.52,26312.411.3-114
Accommodation and Food Services1,2677.48.31,2807.08.2-13
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7734.54.88204.54.8-47
Information Media and Telecommunications1580.91.11660.91.1-8
Financial and Insurance Services2591.51.92761.52.0-17
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3031.82.03221.82.1-18
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6083.64.96393.54.9-32
Administrative and Support Services4602.73.24792.63.1-18
Public Administration and Safety9595.65.91,0545.86.1-95
Education and Training1,6439.68.11,6048.87.9+39
Health Care and Social Assistance1,97511.611.82,06211.311.2-87
Arts and Recreation Services1811.11.61510.81.5+30
Other Services8104.74.38084.44.2+2

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, Regional QLD: 4.8% Mining, Regional QLD: 3.9% Manufacturing, Regional QLD: 7.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional QLD: 1.4% Construction, Regional QLD: 9.9% Wholesale Trade, Regional QLD: 3.3% Retail Trade, Regional QLD: 11.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional QLD: 8.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional QLD: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional QLD: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional QLD: 1.9% 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: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Regional QLD: 5.9% Education and Training, Regional QLD: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional QLD: 11.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional QLD: 1.6% Other Services, Regional QLD: 4.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gympie Regional Council: 9.0% Mining, Gympie Regional Council: 0.4% Manufacturing, Gympie Regional Council: 11.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gympie Regional Council: 0.8% Construction, Gympie Regional Council: 7.3% Wholesale Trade, Gympie Regional Council: 3.6% Retail Trade, Gympie Regional Council: 12.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Gympie Regional Council: 7.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gympie Regional Council: 4.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Gympie Regional Council: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Gympie Regional Council: 1.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gympie Regional Council: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gympie Regional Council: 3.6% Administrative and Support Services, Gympie Regional Council: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, Gympie Regional Council: 5.6% Education and Training, Gympie Regional Council: 9.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Gympie Regional Council: 11.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Gympie Regional Council: 1.1% Other Services, Gympie Regional Council: 4.7%
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, Gympie Regional Council: -285 Mining, Gympie Regional Council: -17 Manufacturing, Gympie Regional Council: -337 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gympie Regional Council: +2 Construction, Gympie Regional Council: -155 Wholesale Trade, Gympie Regional Council: +23 Retail Trade, Gympie Regional Council: -114 Accommodation and Food Services, Gympie Regional Council: -13 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gympie Regional Council: -47 Information Media and Telecommunications, Gympie Regional Council: -8 Financial and Insurance Services, Gympie Regional Council: -17 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gympie Regional Council: -18 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gympie Regional Council: -32 Administrative and Support Services, Gympie Regional Council: -18 Public Administration and Safety, Gympie Regional Council: -95 Education and Training, Gympie Regional Council: +39 Health Care and Social Assistance, Gympie Regional Council: -87 Arts and Recreation Services, Gympie Regional Council: +30 Other Services, Gympie Regional Council: +2
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 Gympie Regional Council in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Retail Trade (2,148 people or 12.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,975 people or 11.6%)
  • Manufacturing (1,923 people or 11.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 6,046 people in total or 35.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 11.5% in Retail Trade; 11.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 7.1% 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 Manufacturing (11.3% compared to 7.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9.0% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.4% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (7.3% compared to 9.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Gympie Regional Council decreased by 1,148 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2010/11 and 2015/16 in Gympie Regional Council were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-337 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-285 local workers)
  • Construction (-155 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-114 local workers)

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