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Gladstone Regional Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In Gladstone Regional Council area, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 4,513 local jobs in 2018/19.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Gladstone Regional Council area. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Gladstone Regional Council regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Gladstone Regional Council's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
Gladstone Regional Council area2018/192003/04Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2003/04 to 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5661.92.77403.24.4-175
Mining9643.32.42261.01.5+738
Manufacturing4,51315.56.94,73120.310.4-218
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services8583.01.25942.51.0+264
Construction3,25111.29.62,68211.58.9+569
Wholesale Trade6442.22.97623.34.3-118
Retail Trade2,8219.710.52,54710.911.7+274
Accommodation and Food Services2,0156.97.61,6016.97.2+414
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,5108.65.31,7747.65.3+735
Information Media and Telecommunications1500.51.31780.81.8-27
Financial and Insurance Services3011.02.63201.42.9-19
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5942.01.74091.82.1+184
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,0947.26.41,1064.75.7+988
Administrative and Support Services8012.83.36742.93.3+127
Public Administration and Safety1,3024.57.09223.96.5+380
Education and Training2,2867.99.21,7567.57.7+530
Health Care and Social Assistance2,1657.413.51,4456.29.9+720
Arts and Recreation Services1740.61.61600.71.6+14
Other Services1,0623.74.07303.14.0+331

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (total) by industry 2018/19
Employment (total) by industry 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 2.7% Mining, Queensland: 2.4% Manufacturing, Queensland: 6.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.2% Construction, Queensland: 9.6% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 2.9% Retail Trade, Queensland: 10.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 7.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 6.4% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 7.0% Education and Training, Queensland: 9.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 13.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.6% Other Services, Queensland: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1.9% Mining, Gladstone Regional Council area: 3.3% Manufacturing, Gladstone Regional Council area: 15.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 3.0% Construction, Gladstone Regional Council area: 11.2% Wholesale Trade, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2.2% Retail Trade, Gladstone Regional Council area: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 6.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gladstone Regional Council area: 8.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Gladstone Regional Council area: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 7.2% Administrative and Support Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, Gladstone Regional Council area: 4.5% Education and Training, Gladstone Regional Council area: 7.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Gladstone Regional Council area: 7.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 0.6% Other Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 3.7%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2003/04 to 2018/19
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2003/04 to 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gladstone Regional Council area: -175 Mining, Gladstone Regional Council area: +738 Manufacturing, Gladstone Regional Council area: -218 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: +264 Construction, Gladstone Regional Council area: +569 Wholesale Trade, Gladstone Regional Council area: -118 Retail Trade, Gladstone Regional Council area: +274 Accommodation and Food Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: +414 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gladstone Regional Council area: +735 Information Media and Telecommunications, Gladstone Regional Council area: -27 Financial and Insurance Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: -19 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: +184 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: +988 Administrative and Support Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: +127 Public Administration and Safety, Gladstone Regional Council area: +380 Education and Training, Gladstone Regional Council area: +530 Health Care and Social Assistance, Gladstone Regional Council area: +720 Arts and Recreation Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: +14 Other Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: +331
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Gladstone Regional Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (4,513 people or 15.5%)
  • Construction (3,251 people or 11.2%)
  • Retail Trade (2,821 people or 9.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 10,585 people in total or 36.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 6.9% in Manufacturing; 9.6% in Construction; and 10.5% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (15.5% compared to 6.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (8.6% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (7.4% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.5% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Gladstone Regional Council area increased by 5,713 between 2003/04 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2003/04 and 2018/19 in Gladstone Regional Council area were for those employed in:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+988 local workers)
  • Mining (+738 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+735 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+720 local workers)

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