Charters Towers Regional Council

Employment by industry (Total)

In Charters Towers Regional Council, Mining is the largest employer, generating 1,575 local jobs in 2022/23.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Charters Towers 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 Charters Towers 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 Charters Towers 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
Charters Towers Regional Council2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5368.72.456211.22.6-26
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services741.21.3370.71.3+37
Wholesale Trade1292.12.5851.72.7+44
Retail Trade4036.69.14699.49.9-66
Accommodation and Food Services3285.36.93116.27.2+17
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1652.75.41583.25.5+6
Information Media and Telecommunications280.51.0280.61.3+0
Financial and Insurance Services370.62.7450.92.5-8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services480.81.7541.11.9-6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1141.97.4901.86.6+24
Administrative and Support Services931.53.31112.23.4-19
Public Administration and Safety4367.16.63517.06.7+85
Education and Training70011.49.267113.49.2+29
Health Care and Social Assistance65310.616.260512.114.1+48
Arts and Recreation Services340.51.7481.01.7-14
Other Services1813.04.11963.94.1-14
Total industries6,137100.0100.04,996100.0100.0+1,140

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. Compiled and presented in 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 Charters Towers Regional Council in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining (1,575 people or 25.7%)
  • Education and Training (700 people or 11.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (653 people or 10.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 2,928 people in total or 47.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.5% in Mining; 9.2% in Education and Training and 16.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (25.7% compared to 2.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (8.7% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.9% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (10.6% compared to 16.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Charters Towers Regional Council increased by 1,140 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

  • Mining (+874 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+85 local workers)
  • Construction (+79 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+50 local workers)

Charters Towers Regional Council

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