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Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of the FNQROC’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 the FNQROC residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the FNQROC, 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 the FNQROC 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
FNQROC 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8,0116.92.86,9816.22.7+1,030
Mining1,9091.62.32,1761.92.6-267
Manufacturing5,2544.56.06,5585.88.4-1,304
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,1051.01.11,2531.11.2-148
Construction8,9477.79.09,9768.89.0-1,029
Wholesale Trade2,3552.02.63,1932.83.6-838
Retail Trade11,67310.19.912,90611.410.7-1,233
Accommodation and Food Services11,0729.67.310,5129.37.0+560
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6,4465.65.16,5995.85.3-153
Information Media and Telecommunications8050.71.29080.81.2-103
Financial and Insurance Services1,5431.32.51,6851.52.7-142
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,9851.72.01,9681.71.8+17
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,7254.16.34,8464.36.5-121
Administrative and Support Services4,6254.03.53,7923.33.2+833
Public Administration and Safety8,5517.46.68,5697.66.7-18
Education and Training10,1278.89.08,8727.87.9+1,255
Health Care and Social Assistance15,06813.013.013,19711.711.9+1,871
Arts and Recreation Services2,0241.71.61,7691.61.4+255
Other Services4,6634.03.94,3853.93.9+278
Industry not classified4,8484.24.33,0572.72.4+1,791

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

Resident workers industry of employment, 2016
Resident workers industry of employment, 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: 9.0% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 2.6% Retail Trade, Queensland: 9.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 7.3% 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: 6.3% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 6.6% 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: 6.9% Mining, FNQROC: 1.6% Manufacturing, FNQROC: 4.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, FNQROC: 1.0% Construction, FNQROC: 7.7% Wholesale Trade, FNQROC: 2.0% Retail Trade, FNQROC: 10.1% Accommodation and Food Services, FNQROC: 9.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, FNQROC: 5.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, FNQROC: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, FNQROC: 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, FNQROC: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, FNQROC: 4.1% Administrative and Support Services, FNQROC: 4.0% Public Administration and Safety, FNQROC: 7.4% Education and Training, FNQROC: 8.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, FNQROC: 13.0% Arts and Recreation Services, FNQROC: 1.7% Other Services, FNQROC: 4.0% Industry not classified, FNQROC: 4.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, FNQROC: +1,030 Mining, FNQROC: -267 Manufacturing, FNQROC: -1,304 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, FNQROC: -148 Construction, FNQROC: -1,029 Wholesale Trade, FNQROC: -838 Retail Trade, FNQROC: -1,233 Accommodation and Food Services, FNQROC: +560 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, FNQROC: -153 Information Media and Telecommunications, FNQROC: -103 Financial and Insurance Services, FNQROC: -142 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, FNQROC: +17 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, FNQROC: -121 Administrative and Support Services, FNQROC: +833 Public Administration and Safety, FNQROC: -18 Education and Training, FNQROC: +1,255 Health Care and Social Assistance, FNQROC: +1,871 Arts and Recreation Services, FNQROC: +255 Other Services, FNQROC: +278 Industry not classified, FNQROC: +1,791
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

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in FNQROC in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (15,068 people or 13.0%)
  • Retail Trade (11,673 people or 10.1%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (11,072 people or 9.6%)

In combination these three industries employed 37,813 people in total or 32.7% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.9% in Retail Trade; and 7.3% in Accommodation and Food Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of the FNQROC and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (6.9% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Accommodation and Food Services (9.6% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.1% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (4.5% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,871 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+1,791 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (-1,304 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+1,255 resident workforce)

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