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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Resident workers (Local) - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region’s local labour force than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

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Local resident workers industry of employment
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8,4798.52.79,53510.23.4-1,056
Mining2,3732.42.61,1321.21.7+1,241
Manufacturing8,8738.98.49,1219.89.9-248
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,6501.71.21,3511.51.0+299
Construction8,2818.39.08,2538.99.0+28
Wholesale Trade2,6912.73.62,7763.03.9-85
Retail Trade12,32912.310.711,87712.811.6+452
Accommodation and Food Services6,9216.97.06,5837.17.0+338
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,0514.15.33,7984.15.1+253
Information Media and Telecommunications8040.81.28881.01.4-84
Financial and Insurance Services1,3841.42.71,4241.52.8-40
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,4281.41.81,6061.72.1-178
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,1583.26.52,6682.95.6+490
Administrative and Support Services2,7782.83.22,4432.63.1+335
Public Administration and Safety5,3425.36.75,2635.76.7+79
Education and Training8,3288.37.97,4408.07.6+888
Health Care and Social Assistance14,03914.011.910,41411.210.2+3,625
Arts and Recreation Services6670.71.46110.71.4+56
Other Services3,8843.93.93,3983.63.7+486
Industry not classified2,4912.52.42,5272.72.7-36

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

Local resident workers industry of employment, 2011
Local resident workers industry of employment, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 2.7% Mining, Queensland: 2.6% Manufacturing, Queensland: 8.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.2% Construction, Queensland: 9.0% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.6% Retail Trade, Queensland: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 7.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 6.5% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 6.7% Education and Training, Queensland: 7.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 11.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.4% Other Services, Queensland: 3.9% Industry not classified, Queensland: 2.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.5% Mining, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 2.4% Manufacturing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.7% Construction, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.3% Wholesale Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 2.7% Retail Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 12.3% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 6.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 3.2% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 5.3% Education and Training, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 14.0% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.7% Other Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 3.9% Industry not classified, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 2.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers industry of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers industry of employment, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -1,056 Mining, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +1,241 Manufacturing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -248 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +299 Construction, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +28 Wholesale Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -85 Retail Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +452 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +338 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +253 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -84 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -40 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -178 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +490 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +335 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +79 Education and Training, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +888 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +3,625 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +56 Other Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +486 Industry not classified, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -36
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

Analysis of the jobs held by the local labour force in RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (14,039 people or 14.0%)
  • Retail Trade (12,329 people or 12.3%)
  • Manufacturing (8,873 people or 8.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 35,241 people in total or 35.3% of the total local labour force.

In comparison, Queensland employed 11.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.7% in Retail Trade; and 8.4% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the jobs held by the local labour force of the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (8.5% compared to 2.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (14.0% compared to 11.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed in Retail Trade (12.3% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.2% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+3,625 local labour force)
  • Mining (+1,241 local labour force)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-1,056 local labour force)
  • Education and Training (+888 local labour force)

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