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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the Bundaberg Regional Council, making up 17.2% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Bundaberg Regional Council 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 Bundaberg Regional Council.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Bundaberg Regional Council in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Bundaberg Regional Council 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,21510.32.83,0369.72.7+179
Mining860.32.31120.42.6-26
Manufacturing2,0876.76.02,7778.98.4-690
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2910.91.13301.11.2-39
Construction1,8856.08.91,8646.09.0+21
Wholesale Trade6512.12.69543.13.6-303
Retail Trade3,88012.49.94,29713.810.7-417
Accommodation and Food Services2,2997.37.42,1356.97.0+164
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,1203.65.11,1153.65.2+5
Information Media and Telecommunications2470.81.22520.81.2-5
Financial and Insurance Services5051.62.55901.92.7-85
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4781.52.04611.51.8+17
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,0523.46.21,0833.56.5-31
Administrative and Support Services8692.83.57712.53.2+98
Public Administration and Safety1,5615.06.51,5865.16.7-25
Education and Training2,9469.49.02,6398.57.9+307
Health Care and Social Assistance5,38217.213.04,96715.911.9+415
Arts and Recreation Services2750.91.62240.71.4+51
Other Services1,2123.93.91,2404.03.9-28
Industry not classified1,2984.14.37172.32.4+581

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 2.8% Mining, Queensland: 2.3% Manufacturing, Queensland: 6.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.1% Construction, Queensland: 8.9% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 2.6% Retail Trade, Queensland: 9.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 7.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 6.2% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 6.5% Education and Training, Queensland: 9.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 13.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.6% Other Services, Queensland: 3.9% Industry not classified, Queensland: 4.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Bundaberg Regional Council: 10.3% Mining, Bundaberg Regional Council: 0.3% Manufacturing, Bundaberg Regional Council: 6.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: 0.9% Construction, Bundaberg Regional Council: 6.0% Wholesale Trade, Bundaberg Regional Council: 2.1% Retail Trade, Bundaberg Regional Council: 12.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: 7.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bundaberg Regional Council: 3.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Bundaberg Regional Council: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: 1.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: 3.4% Administrative and Support Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, Bundaberg Regional Council: 5.0% Education and Training, Bundaberg Regional Council: 9.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Bundaberg Regional Council: 17.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: 0.9% Other Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: 3.9% Industry not classified, Bundaberg Regional Council: 4.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Bundaberg Regional Council: +179 Mining, Bundaberg Regional Council: -26 Manufacturing, Bundaberg Regional Council: -690 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: -39 Construction, Bundaberg Regional Council: +21 Wholesale Trade, Bundaberg Regional Council: -303 Retail Trade, Bundaberg Regional Council: -417 Accommodation and Food Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: +164 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bundaberg Regional Council: +5 Information Media and Telecommunications, Bundaberg Regional Council: -5 Financial and Insurance Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: -85 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: +17 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: -31 Administrative and Support Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: +98 Public Administration and Safety, Bundaberg Regional Council: -25 Education and Training, Bundaberg Regional Council: +307 Health Care and Social Assistance, Bundaberg Regional Council: +415 Arts and Recreation Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: +51 Other Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: -28 Industry not classified, Bundaberg Regional Council: +581
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 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 Bundaberg Regional Council in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,382 local workers 17.2%)
  • Retail Trade (3,880 local workers 12.4%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (3,215 local workers 10.3%)

In combination these three industries employed 12,477 people in total or 39.8% of local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.9% in Retail Trade; and 2.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (10.3% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.2% compared to 13.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (6.0% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.4% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Bundaberg Regional Council were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-690 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+581 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-417 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+415 local workers)

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