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Bundaberg Regional Council

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of the Bundaberg Regional Council's resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which the Bundaberg Regional Council residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the Bundaberg Regional Council, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in the Bundaberg Regional Council are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
Bundaberg Regional Council - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,3299.82.83,2108.62.6+119
Mining6932.02.37822.12.4-89
Manufacturing2,1846.46.02,9437.97.9-759
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3371.01.13561.01.1-19
Construction2,5657.69.02,7467.48.5-181
Wholesale Trade6802.02.61,0182.73.4-338
Retail Trade3,88411.49.94,34711.610.0-463
Accommodation and Food Services2,3466.97.32,1885.96.5+158
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2633.75.11,2963.54.9-33
Information Media and Telecommunications2560.81.22550.71.2+1
Financial and Insurance Services5171.52.55861.62.5-69
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4841.42.04751.31.7+9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,1443.46.31,1463.16.1-2
Administrative and Support Services1,0883.23.59402.53.0+148
Public Administration and Safety1,6514.96.61,6864.56.3-35
Education and Training3,0148.99.02,7327.37.4+282
Health Care and Social Assistance5,53416.313.04,96513.311.2+569
Arts and Recreation Services2850.81.62190.61.3+66
Other Services1,2793.83.91,3123.53.6-33
Industry not classified1,4234.24.38122.22.2+611
Total Persons33,956100.0100.034,014100.0100.0-58

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the Bundaberg Regional Council in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,534 people or 16.3%)
  • Retail Trade (3,884 people or 11.4%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (3,329 people or 9.8%)

In combination these three industries employed 12,747 people in total or 37.5% of the total resident workforce.

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 the resident workforce of the Bundaberg Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9.8% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (16.3% compared to 13.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.4% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.9% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-759 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+611 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+569 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (-463 resident workforce)

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