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Fraser Coast Regional Council

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of the Fraser Coast 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 the Fraser Coast Regional Council residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the Fraser Coast 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 the Fraser Coast 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
Fraser Coast Regional Council - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8772.72.87852.22.6+92
Mining5691.82.35481.52.4+21
Manufacturing1,7675.56.02,5957.27.9-828
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4871.51.16581.81.1-171
Construction2,7968.79.02,8237.88.5-27
Wholesale Trade4911.52.67562.13.4-265
Retail Trade3,95412.39.94,08211.310.0-128
Accommodation and Food Services2,7658.67.32,6777.46.5+88
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2703.95.11,4274.04.9-157
Information Media and Telecommunications3141.01.23811.11.2-67
Financial and Insurance Services3891.22.54431.22.5-54
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5621.72.05701.61.7-8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,0543.36.31,1103.16.1-56
Administrative and Support Services1,1033.43.51,0072.83.0+96
Public Administration and Safety1,9916.26.61,8995.36.3+92
Education and Training3,1209.79.02,8537.97.4+267
Health Care and Social Assistance5,74117.813.05,20814.511.2+533
Arts and Recreation Services3000.91.62810.81.3+19
Other Services1,3404.23.91,3503.73.6-10
Industry not classified1,3844.34.37832.22.2+601
Total Persons32,274100.0100.032,236100.0100.0+38

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the Fraser Coast Regional Council in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,741 people or 17.8%)
  • Retail Trade (3,954 people or 12.3%)
  • Education and Training (3,120 people or 9.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 12,815 people in total or 39.7% of the total resident workforce.

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 the resident workforce of the Fraser Coast Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.8% compared to 13.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.3% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Retail Trade (12.3% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.2% compared to 2.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-828 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+601 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+533 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+267 resident workforce)

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