Goondiwindi Regional Council

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries employs more of Goondiwindi Regional Council'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 Goondiwindi Regional Council residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Goondiwindi Regional Council, 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 Goondiwindi Regional Council 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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Goondiwindi Regional Council - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,31827.32.61,34327.62.8-25
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services491.01.2531.11.1-4
Wholesale Trade1232.52.41322.72.6-9
Retail Trade4218.79.34789.89.9-57
Accommodation and Food Services2825.87.22785.77.3+4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1984.14.72044.25.1-6
Information Media and Telecommunications200.41.0230.51.2-3
Financial and Insurance Services581.22.6631.32.5-5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services330.71.8360.72.0-3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1402.96.71593.36.3-19
Administrative and Support Services791.63.4982.03.5-19
Public Administration and Safety1924.06.21713.56.6+21
Education and Training4178.68.84028.39.0+15
Health Care and Social Assistance4789.915.44499.213.0+29
Arts and Recreation Services160.31.5170.31.6-1
Other Services2054.23.91984.13.9+7
Industry not classified2164.54.52094.34.3+7
Total Persons4,812100.0100.04,861100.0100.0-49

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

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Goondiwindi Regional Council in 2021shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,318 people or 27.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (478 people or 9.9%)
  • Retail Trade (421 people or 8.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 2,217 people in total or 46.0% of the total resident workforce.

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 the resident workforce of Goondiwindi Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (27.3% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (9.9% compared to 15.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.9% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.0% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Retail Trade (-57 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+29 resident workforce)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-25 resident workforce)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+21 resident workforce)

Goondiwindi Regional Council

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