Goondiwindi Regional Council

Employment by industry (Total)

In Goondiwindi Regional Council, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,258 local jobs in 2022/23.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Goondiwindi Regional Council. 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 Goondiwindi 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 Goondiwindi 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.

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
Goondiwindi Regional Council2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,25825.42.41,34925.82.6-90
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services511.01.3631.21.3-12
Wholesale Trade1212.42.51412.72.7-21
Retail Trade4068.29.153110.29.9-125
Accommodation and Food Services3066.26.93526.77.2-46
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2124.35.42274.45.5-16
Information Media and Telecommunications280.61.0250.51.3+3
Financial and Insurance Services621.32.7771.52.5-15
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services901.81.7390.71.9+52
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2164.47.42023.96.6+14
Administrative and Support Services931.93.31102.13.4-17
Public Administration and Safety2344.76.61783.46.7+55
Education and Training3917.99.24168.09.2-26
Health Care and Social Assistance53410.816.256610.814.1-32
Arts and Recreation Services140.31.7320.61.7-18
Other Services3236.54.12294.44.1+95
Total industries4,952100.0100.05,227100.0100.0-275

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). 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 Goondiwindi Regional Council in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,258 people or 25.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (534 people or 10.8%)
  • Retail Trade (406 people or 8.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 2,198 people in total or 44.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 16.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 9.1% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (25.4% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (10.8% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.4% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (7.1% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Goondiwindi Regional Council decreased by -275 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

  • Other Services (+95 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+55 local workers)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+52 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+47 local workers)

Goondiwindi Regional Council

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