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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.

Data source

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 - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5111.92.84351.52.6+76
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7852.91.17282.51.1+57
Wholesale Trade5352.02.66882.33.4-153
Retail Trade2,5849.59.92,6839.110.0-99
Accommodation and Food Services1,8316.87.31,6815.76.5+150
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,2078.25.12,1757.34.9+32
Information Media and Telecommunications1110.41.21060.41.2+5
Financial and Insurance Services2581.02.53021.02.5-44
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4711.72.05231.81.7-52
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,5775.86.32,0526.96.1-475
Administrative and Support Services8383.13.56932.33.0+145
Public Administration and Safety1,1944.46.61,1233.86.3+71
Education and Training2,1497.99.01,7696.07.4+380
Health Care and Social Assistance2,0777.713.01,7996.111.2+278
Arts and Recreation Services1810.71.61260.41.3+55
Other Services9683.63.99583.23.6+10
Industry not classified1,1384.24.37692.62.2+369
Total Persons27,075100.0100.028,281100.0100.0-1,206

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id informed decisions

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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 smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (7.7% compared to 13.0%)
  • 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 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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