Goondiwindi Regional Council

Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in Goondiwindi Regional Council, making up 26.3% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Goondiwindi Regional Council regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across Goondiwindi Regional Council.

Note: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current benchmark:
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Goondiwindi Regional Council20212016Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,25126.32.61,28626.82.8-35
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services461.01.2561.21.1-10
Wholesale Trade1222.62.31402.92.6-18
Retail Trade4419.39.350810.69.9-67
Accommodation and Food Services2906.17.22876.07.4+3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1944.14.72024.25.1-8
Information Media and Telecommunications200.40.9200.41.2--
Financial and Insurance Services511.12.5661.42.5-15
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services340.71.8360.82.0-2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1553.36.71613.46.2-6
Administrative and Support Services661.43.4871.83.5-21
Public Administration and Safety1934.16.11663.56.5+27
Education and Training4138.78.93878.19.0+26
Health Care and Social Assistance52010.915.44679.713.0+53
Arts and Recreation Services120.31.5180.41.6-6
Other Services2014.23.91883.93.9+13
Industry not classified2254.74.51994.24.3+26
Total persons4,760100.0100.04,791100.0100.0-31

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Goondiwindi Regional Council in 2021 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,251 people or 26.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (520 people or 10.9%)
  • Retail Trade (441 people or 9.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,212 people in total or 46.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.6% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 15.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 9.3% 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 (26.3% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (10.9% compared to 15.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.3% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (6.4% compared to 9.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2016 and 2021 in Goondiwindi Regional Council were for those employed in:

  • Retail Trade (-67 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+53 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-35 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+27 local workers)

Goondiwindi Regional Council

economic profile