Charters Towers Regional Council

Employment by industry (Total)

In Charters Towers Regional Council, Mining is the largest employer, generating 1,288 local jobs in 2021/22.

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 Council2021/222016/17Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing66511.52.555111.52.7+113
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services721.21.3330.71.2+39
Wholesale Trade921.62.6861.82.7+7
Retail Trade3946.89.349410.39.9-100
Accommodation and Food Services2985.26.92906.07.1+8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1532.75.31603.35.4-7
Information Media and Telecommunications1071.91.1340.71.5+73
Financial and Insurance Services530.92.7450.92.6+8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services581.01.9581.22.0+1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1202.17.4861.86.7+34
Administrative and Support Services1001.73.31202.53.5-20
Public Administration and Safety3035.36.63176.66.7-14
Education and Training68111.89.268114.29.3+1
Health Care and Social Assistance61210.615.659212.313.6+19
Arts and Recreation Services520.91.5481.01.8+4
Other Services1672.94.22014.24.1-33
Total industries5,766100.0100.04,806100.0100.0+960

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 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining (1,288 people or 22.3%)
  • Education and Training (681 people or 11.8%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (665 people or 11.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 2,634 people in total or 45.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.7% in Mining; 9.2% in Education and Training and 2.5% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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 (22.3% compared to 2.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (11.5% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.1% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (10.6% compared to 15.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Charters Towers Regional Council increased by 960 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

  • Mining (+725 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+113 local workers)
  • Construction (+92 local workers)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+73 local workers)

Charters Towers Regional Council

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