Douglas Shire Council

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries employs more of Douglas Shire 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 Douglas Shire Council residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Douglas Shire 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 Douglas Shire 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
Douglas Shire Council - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2033.52.61943.52.8+9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services370.61.2330.61.1+4
Wholesale Trade561.02.4450.82.6+11
Retail Trade5489.59.34959.09.9+53
Accommodation and Food Services1,35423.47.21,35024.57.3+4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3365.84.73967.25.1-60
Information Media and Telecommunications320.61.0330.61.2-1
Financial and Insurance Services390.72.6410.72.5-2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1302.21.81192.22.0+11
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2133.76.71763.26.3+37
Administrative and Support Services3816.63.44157.53.5-34
Public Administration and Safety2754.76.22344.26.6+41
Education and Training3466.08.83286.09.0+18
Health Care and Social Assistance5088.815.44137.513.0+95
Arts and Recreation Services1172.01.51162.11.6+1
Other Services2093.63.91893.43.9+20
Industry not classified2754.74.52664.84.3+9
Total Persons5,813100.0100.05,499100.0100.0+314

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 Douglas Shire Council in 2021shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (1,354 people or 23.4%)
  • Retail Trade (548 people or 9.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (508 people or 8.8%)

In combination these three industries employed 2,410 people in total or 41.6% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Queensland employed 7.2% in Accommodation and Food Services; 9.3% in Retail Trade and 15.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of Douglas Shire Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Accommodation and Food Services (23.4% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (8.8% compared to 15.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Administrative and Support Services (6.6% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.7% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+95 resident workforce)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-60 resident workforce)
  • Mining (+54 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (+53 resident workforce)

Douglas Shire Council

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