Bundaberg Regional Council

Employment by industry (Total)

In Bundaberg Regional Council, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 9,230 local jobs in 2022/23.

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 Council2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4,1219.62.43,70710.12.6+413
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4521.11.33601.01.3+93
Wholesale Trade8382.02.58102.22.7+27
Retail Trade4,59410.79.14,43212.19.9+162
Accommodation and Food Services3,2417.66.92,6697.37.2+571
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,4603.45.41,6204.45.5-161
Information Media and Telecommunications2510.61.03531.01.3-102
Financial and Insurance Services6311.52.75641.52.5+67
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5611.31.75441.51.9+17
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,4303.37.41,3793.86.6+52
Administrative and Support Services1,2983.03.31,1043.03.4+194
Public Administration and Safety2,0794.86.61,8285.06.7+251
Education and Training3,8379.09.23,3309.19.2+507
Health Care and Social Assistance9,23021.516.26,55017.814.1+2,679
Arts and Recreation Services6081.41.73591.01.7+250
Other Services1,7794.14.11,5294.24.1+250
Total industries42,870100.0100.036,716100.0100.0+6,154

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. 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 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (9,230 people or 21.5%)
  • Retail Trade (4,594 people or 10.7%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (4,121 people or 9.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 17,944 people in total or 41.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 16.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.1% in Retail Trade and 2.4% 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 (9.6% compared to 2.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (21.5% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.3% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (0.3% compared to 2.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Bundaberg Regional Council increased by 6,154 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,679 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+571 local workers)
  • Construction (+524 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+507 local workers)

Bundaberg Regional Council

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