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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the FNQROC, making up 13.5% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in FNQROC 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 the FNQROC.

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).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, FNQROC in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
FNQROC 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7,7717.12.86,6966.32.7+1,075
Mining1,3821.32.31,3591.32.6+23
Manufacturing5,1704.76.06,3636.08.4-1,193
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,0320.91.11,0751.01.2-43
Construction6,8146.28.97,5857.19.0-771
Wholesale Trade2,2812.12.63,0512.93.6-770
Retail Trade11,58210.69.912,71811.910.7-1,136
Accommodation and Food Services11,09710.17.410,4679.87.0+630
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,9025.45.16,0725.75.2-170
Information Media and Telecommunications7630.71.28990.81.2-136
Financial and Insurance Services1,5241.42.51,6691.62.7-145
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,9511.82.01,9131.81.8+38
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,4494.16.24,6484.46.5-199
Administrative and Support Services3,9323.63.53,1763.03.2+756
Public Administration and Safety8,2437.56.58,4737.96.7-230
Education and Training9,8079.09.08,7998.27.9+1,008
Health Care and Social Assistance14,81413.513.013,01012.211.9+1,804
Arts and Recreation Services1,9561.81.61,7201.61.4+236
Other Services4,4174.03.94,2294.03.9+188
Industry not classified4,4754.14.32,7822.62.4+1,693

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 2.8% Mining, Queensland: 2.3% Manufacturing, Queensland: 6.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.1% Construction, Queensland: 8.9% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 2.6% Retail Trade, Queensland: 9.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 7.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 6.2% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 6.5% Education and Training, Queensland: 9.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 13.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.6% Other Services, Queensland: 3.9% Industry not classified, Queensland: 4.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, FNQROC: 7.1% Mining, FNQROC: 1.3% Manufacturing, FNQROC: 4.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, FNQROC: 0.9% Construction, FNQROC: 6.2% Wholesale Trade, FNQROC: 2.1% Retail Trade, FNQROC: 10.6% Accommodation and Food Services, FNQROC: 10.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, FNQROC: 5.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, FNQROC: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, FNQROC: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, FNQROC: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, FNQROC: 4.1% Administrative and Support Services, FNQROC: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, FNQROC: 7.5% Education and Training, FNQROC: 9.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, FNQROC: 13.5% Arts and Recreation Services, FNQROC: 1.8% Other Services, FNQROC: 4.0% Industry not classified, FNQROC: 4.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, FNQROC: +1,075 Mining, FNQROC: +23 Manufacturing, FNQROC: -1,193 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, FNQROC: -43 Construction, FNQROC: -771 Wholesale Trade, FNQROC: -770 Retail Trade, FNQROC: -1,136 Accommodation and Food Services, FNQROC: +630 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, FNQROC: -170 Information Media and Telecommunications, FNQROC: -136 Financial and Insurance Services, FNQROC: -145 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, FNQROC: +38 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, FNQROC: -199 Administrative and Support Services, FNQROC: +756 Public Administration and Safety, FNQROC: -230 Education and Training, FNQROC: +1,008 Health Care and Social Assistance, FNQROC: +1,804 Arts and Recreation Services, FNQROC: +236 Other Services, FNQROC: +188 Industry not classified, FNQROC: +1,693
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in FNQROC in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (14,814 local workers 13.5%)
  • Retail Trade (11,582 local workers 10.6%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (11,097 local workers 10.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 37,493 people in total or 34.3% of local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.9% in Retail Trade; and 7.4% in Accommodation and Food Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the FNQROC and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (7.1% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (10.1% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (6.2% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.1% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the FNQROC were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,804 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+1,693 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-1,193 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-1,136 local workers)

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