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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the Fraser Coast Regional Council, making up 19.0% of total employment.

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

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, Fraser Coast Regional Council 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
Fraser Coast Regional Council 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7592.62.86672.32.7+92
Mining1070.42.3850.32.6+22
Manufacturing1,6525.76.02,4468.48.4-794
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4391.51.16262.11.2-187
Construction1,9416.78.91,8516.39.0+90
Wholesale Trade4551.62.66982.43.6-243
Retail Trade3,79013.09.93,97513.610.7-185
Accommodation and Food Services2,6869.27.42,6098.97.0+77
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,0723.75.11,1844.15.2-112
Information Media and Telecommunications2891.01.23561.21.2-67
Financial and Insurance Services3651.32.54361.52.7-71
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5491.92.05511.91.8-2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9523.36.21,0133.56.5-61
Administrative and Support Services8522.93.58002.73.2+52
Public Administration and Safety1,9146.66.51,8396.36.7+75
Education and Training3,02310.49.02,7909.67.9+233
Health Care and Social Assistance5,54419.013.05,03717.311.9+507
Arts and Recreation Services2961.01.62620.91.4+34
Other Services1,2434.33.91,2454.33.9-2
Industry not classified1,2064.14.36842.32.4+522

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, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 2.6% Mining, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0.4% Manufacturing, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 5.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.5% Construction, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 6.7% Wholesale Trade, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.6% Retail Trade, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 13.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 9.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 3.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 3.3% Administrative and Support Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 6.6% Education and Training, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 10.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 19.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.0% Other Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 4.3% Industry not classified, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 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, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +92 Mining, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +22 Manufacturing, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -794 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -187 Construction, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +90 Wholesale Trade, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -243 Retail Trade, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -185 Accommodation and Food Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +77 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -112 Information Media and Telecommunications, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -67 Financial and Insurance Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -71 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -2 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -61 Administrative and Support Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +52 Public Administration and Safety, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +75 Education and Training, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +233 Health Care and Social Assistance, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +507 Arts and Recreation Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +34 Other Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -2 Industry not classified, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +522
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 Fraser Coast Regional Council in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,544 local workers 19.0%)
  • Retail Trade (3,790 local workers 13.0%)
  • Education and Training (3,023 local workers 10.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 12,357 people in total or 42.4% of local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.9% in Retail Trade; and 9.0% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Fraser Coast Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (19.0% compared to 13.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.0% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.3% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (6.7% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Fraser Coast Regional Council were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-794 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+522 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+507 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-243 local workers)

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