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Employment by industry (Total)

In the Bundaberg Regional Council, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 6,496 local jobs in 2017/18.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the Bundaberg 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 Bundaberg Regional Council 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 Bundaberg Regional Council'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
Bundaberg Regional Council2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4,32011.42.93,72710.42.8+593
Mining1000.32.61340.42.9-34
Manufacturing2,7307.26.53,0298.47.7-299
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4401.21.14881.41.4-48
Construction2,6857.19.72,2736.39.9+412
Wholesale Trade7932.12.51,0242.83.4-230
Retail Trade4,53512.010.24,63312.910.3-98
Accommodation and Food Services2,7747.47.62,4196.77.1+355
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,4473.85.11,4053.95.4+42
Information Media and Telecommunications4161.11.23410.91.4+75
Financial and Insurance Services6561.72.57062.02.7-50
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5631.51.95701.62.0-7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2773.46.31,3093.66.6-33
Administrative and Support Services1,1723.13.61,0833.03.4+89
Public Administration and Safety1,7304.66.61,8295.16.6-99
Education and Training3,6729.79.93,2679.18.5+404
Health Care and Social Assistance6,49617.213.95,69015.812.2+806
Arts and Recreation Services4111.11.75451.51.6-134
Other Services1,5154.04.01,5084.24.0+7

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more

Employment (total) by industry 2017/18
Employment (total) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 2.9% Mining, Queensland: 2.6% Manufacturing, Queensland: 6.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.1% Construction, Queensland: 9.7% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 2.5% Retail Trade, Queensland: 10.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 7.6% 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: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 6.3% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 6.6% Education and Training, Queensland: 9.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 13.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.7% Other Services, Queensland: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Bundaberg Regional Council: 11.4% Mining, Bundaberg Regional Council: 0.3% Manufacturing, Bundaberg Regional Council: 7.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: 1.2% Construction, Bundaberg Regional Council: 7.1% Wholesale Trade, Bundaberg Regional Council: 2.1% Retail Trade, Bundaberg Regional Council: 12.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: 7.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bundaberg Regional Council: 3.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Bundaberg Regional Council: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: 1.7% 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: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Bundaberg Regional Council: 4.6% Education and Training, Bundaberg Regional Council: 9.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Bundaberg Regional Council: 17.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: 1.1% Other Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: 4.0%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Bundaberg Regional Council: +593 Mining, Bundaberg Regional Council: -34 Manufacturing, Bundaberg Regional Council: -299 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: -48 Construction, Bundaberg Regional Council: +412 Wholesale Trade, Bundaberg Regional Council: -230 Retail Trade, Bundaberg Regional Council: -98 Accommodation and Food Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: +355 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bundaberg Regional Council: +42 Information Media and Telecommunications, Bundaberg Regional Council: +75 Financial and Insurance Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: -50 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: -7 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: -33 Administrative and Support Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: +89 Public Administration and Safety, Bundaberg Regional Council: -99 Education and Training, Bundaberg Regional Council: +404 Health Care and Social Assistance, Bundaberg Regional Council: +806 Arts and Recreation Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: -134 Other Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: +7
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
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 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,496 people or 17.2%)
  • Retail Trade (4,535 people or 12.0%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (4,320 people or 11.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 15,351 people in total or 40.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.2% in Retail Trade; and 2.9% 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 (11.4% compared to 2.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.2% compared to 13.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.4% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (7.1% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Bundaberg Regional Council increased by 1,751 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the Bundaberg Regional Council were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+806 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+593 local workers)
  • Construction (+412 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+404 local workers)

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