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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 area 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 area'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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
Gladstone Regional Council area2018/192003/04Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2003/04 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5661.92.77403.24.4-175
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services8583.01.25942.51.0+264
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
Total industries29,072100.0100.023,359100.0100.0+5,713

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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

Emerging groups

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

  • 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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