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Gladstone Regional Council area

Resident workers - Industry

Manufacturing employs more of Gladstone Regional Council area’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 Gladstone Regional Council area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Gladstone Regional Council area, 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 Gladstone Regional Council area 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
Gladstone Regional Council area 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5111.92.84351.52.7+76
Mining9853.62.39543.42.6+31
Manufacturing3,68513.66.04,81917.08.4-1,134
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7852.91.17282.61.2+57
Construction2,99011.09.03,89813.89.0-908
Wholesale Trade5352.02.66882.43.6-153
Retail Trade2,5849.59.92,6839.510.7-99
Accommodation and Food Services1,8316.87.31,6815.97.0+150
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,2078.25.12,1757.75.3+32
Information Media and Telecommunications1110.41.21060.41.2+5
Financial and Insurance Services2581.02.53021.12.7-44
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4711.72.05231.81.8-52
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,5775.86.32,0527.36.5-475
Administrative and Support Services8383.13.56932.53.2+145
Public Administration and Safety1,1944.46.61,1234.06.7+71
Education and Training2,1497.99.01,7696.37.9+380
Health Care and Social Assistance2,0777.713.01,7996.411.9+278
Arts and Recreation Services1810.71.61260.41.4+55
Other Services9683.63.99583.43.9+10
Industry not classified1,1384.24.37692.72.4+369

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, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1.9% Mining, Gladstone Regional Council area: 3.6% Manufacturing, Gladstone Regional Council area: 13.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2.9% Construction, Gladstone Regional Council area: 11.0% Wholesale Trade, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2.0% Retail Trade, Gladstone Regional Council area: 9.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 6.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gladstone Regional Council area: 8.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Gladstone Regional Council area: 0.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 5.8% Administrative and Support Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Gladstone Regional Council area: 4.4% Education and Training, Gladstone Regional Council area: 7.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Gladstone Regional Council area: 7.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 0.7% Other Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 3.6% Industry not classified, Gladstone Regional Council area: 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, Gladstone Regional Council area: +76 Mining, Gladstone Regional Council area: +31 Manufacturing, Gladstone Regional Council area: -1,134 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: +57 Construction, Gladstone Regional Council area: -908 Wholesale Trade, Gladstone Regional Council area: -153 Retail Trade, Gladstone Regional Council area: -99 Accommodation and Food Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: +150 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gladstone Regional Council area: +32 Information Media and Telecommunications, Gladstone Regional Council area: +5 Financial and Insurance Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: -44 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: -52 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: -475 Administrative and Support Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: +145 Public Administration and Safety, Gladstone Regional Council area: +71 Education and Training, Gladstone Regional Council area: +380 Health Care and Social Assistance, Gladstone Regional Council area: +278 Arts and Recreation Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: +55 Other Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: +10 Industry not classified, Gladstone Regional Council area: +369
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 Gladstone Regional Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (3,685 people or 13.6%)
  • Construction (2,990 people or 11.0%)
  • Retail Trade (2,584 people or 9.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 9,259 people in total or 34.2% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Queensland employed 6.0% in Manufacturing; 9.0% in Construction; and 9.9% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (13.6% compared to 6.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (8.2% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (7.7% compared to 13.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.4% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-1,134 resident workforce)
  • Construction (-908 resident workforce)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (-475 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+380 resident workforce)

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