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Employment by industry (Total)

In the Bundaberg Regional Council, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 5,764 local jobs in 2018/19.

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 the 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 the 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
Bundaberg Regional Council2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,4839.62.73,2789.32.7+206
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3631.01.23761.11.3-13
Wholesale Trade1,0692.92.91,1753.33.2-106
Retail Trade4,16411.410.54,06511.610.3+99
Accommodation and Food Services2,3976.67.62,1936.27.2+205
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,8485.15.31,8165.25.3+31
Information Media and Telecommunications4671.31.35291.51.4-62
Financial and Insurance Services8032.22.68402.42.7-37
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5601.51.74971.42.0+63
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,7294.76.41,6844.86.7+45
Administrative and Support Services1,0472.93.31,0773.13.4-30
Public Administration and Safety1,6914.67.01,5964.56.5+95
Education and Training3,2458.99.23,1599.08.7+85
Health Care and Social Assistance5,76415.813.55,32615.212.5+439
Arts and Recreation Services3601.01.64111.21.6-51
Other Services1,2993.64.01,6044.64.3-305
Total industries36,424100.0100.035,127100.0100.0+1,297

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the Bundaberg Regional Council in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,764 people or 15.8%)
  • Retail Trade (4,164 people or 11.4%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (3,483 people or 9.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 13,412 people in total or 36.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.5% in Retail Trade and 2.7% 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 the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9.6% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (4.6% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (9.3% compared to 6.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (15.8% compared to 13.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Bundaberg Regional Council increased by increased by 1,297 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+439 local workers)
  • Construction (+358 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+346 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+206 local workers)

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