Charters Towers Regional Council

Employment by industry (Census)

Mining is the largest employer in Charters Towers Regional Council, making up 16.1% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Charters Towers Regional Council regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across Charters Towers Regional Council.

Note: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current benchmark:
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Charters Towers Regional Council20212016Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing56411.42.651512.02.8+49
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services280.61.2330.81.1-5
Wholesale Trade781.62.3831.92.6-5
Retail Trade4128.39.343510.29.9-23
Accommodation and Food Services3086.27.22796.57.4+29
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1503.04.71353.25.1+15
Information Media and Telecommunications330.70.9190.41.2+14
Financial and Insurance Services330.72.5400.92.5-7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services440.91.8380.92.0+6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services901.86.7791.86.2+11
Administrative and Support Services701.43.4811.93.5-11
Public Administration and Safety2775.66.12906.86.5-13
Education and Training67813.78.960514.19.0+73
Health Care and Social Assistance60712.215.453212.413.0+75
Arts and Recreation Services250.51.5350.81.6-10
Other Services1503.03.91663.93.9-16
Industry not classified1943.94.51663.94.3+28
Total persons4,960100.0100.04,283100.0100.0+677

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Charters Towers Regional Council in 2021 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Mining (801 people or 16.1%)
  • Education and Training (678 people or 13.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (607 people or 12.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,086 people in total or 42.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.2% in Mining; 8.9% in Education and Training and 15.4% 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 (16.1% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (11.4% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.8% compared to 6.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (13.7% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2016 and 2021 in Charters Towers Regional Council were for those employed in:

  • Mining (+371 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+75 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+73 local workers)
  • Construction (+72 local workers)

Charters Towers Regional Council

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