Charters Towers Regional Council

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries employs more of Charters Towers 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 Charters Towers Regional Council residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Charters Towers 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 Charters Towers 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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Charters Towers Regional Council - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing58812.42.656412.32.8+24
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services280.61.2350.81.1-7
Wholesale Trade841.82.4841.82.6--
Retail Trade4188.89.34469.79.9-28
Accommodation and Food Services2976.27.22786.17.3+19
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1753.74.71743.85.1+1
Information Media and Telecommunications170.41.0250.51.2-8
Financial and Insurance Services370.82.6471.02.5-10
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services511.11.8400.92.0+11
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1032.26.7912.06.3+12
Administrative and Support Services891.93.41062.33.5-17
Public Administration and Safety2725.76.22956.46.6-23
Education and Training65413.88.862113.69.0+33
Health Care and Social Assistance59012.415.453411.713.0+56
Arts and Recreation Services240.51.5380.81.6-14
Other Services1563.33.91803.93.9-24
Industry not classified2054.34.51904.14.3+15
Total Persons4,750100.0100.04,584100.0100.0+166

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

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Charters Towers Regional Council in 2021shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Education and Training (654 people or 13.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (590 people or 12.4%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (588 people or 12.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,832 people in total or 38.5% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Queensland employed 8.8% in Education and Training; 15.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 2.6% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (12.4% compared to 2.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Mining (11.4% compared to 2.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Education and Training (13.8% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.2% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Mining (+103 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+56 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+33 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (-28 resident workforce)

Charters Towers Regional Council

economic profile