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Bundaberg Regional Council

Employment by industry (Total)

In Bundaberg Regional Council, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 6,126 local jobs in 2019/20.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in 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.

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 Council2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,87510.63.13,2849.42.8+590
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3581.01.23581.01.3+0
Wholesale Trade1,0082.83.11,0863.13.1-78
Retail Trade4,50312.39.54,04211.610.2+461
Accommodation and Food Services2,2986.37.22,2926.67.3+6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,4193.95.11,8175.25.2-398
Information Media and Telecommunications5071.41.44341.21.4+72
Financial and Insurance Services6141.72.67472.12.7-133
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5851.61.95081.52.0+77
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,3463.77.11,6954.96.8-349
Administrative and Support Services1,0232.83.31,0303.03.5-7
Public Administration and Safety2,1275.86.81,6354.76.6+492
Education and Training3,4409.49.03,1028.99.1+338
Health Care and Social Assistance6,12616.813.85,35715.412.9+769
Arts and Recreation Services3370.91.74291.21.7-92
Other Services1,3733.84.01,5184.44.2-145
Total industries36,544100.0100.034,777100.0100.0+1,767

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id informed decisions. 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 Bundaberg Regional Council in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,126 people or 16.8%)
  • Retail Trade (4,503 people or 12.3%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (3,875 people or 10.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 14,503 people in total or 39.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.5% in Retail Trade and 3.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (10.6% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.7% compared to 7.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (16.8% compared to 13.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (12.3% compared to 9.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Bundaberg Regional Council increased by increased by 1,767 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+769 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+590 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+492 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+461 local workers)

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