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Gympie Regional Council

Employment by industry (Total)

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In the Gympie Regional Council, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 2,305 local jobs in 2016/17.

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

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
Gympie Regional Council2016/172011/12Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,7129.32.81,5828.73.1+130
Mining2461.32.85072.82.9-260
Manufacturing1,7419.57.01,6869.39.1+55
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1921.01.31811.01.5+11
Construction1,6008.79.41,1956.69.3+404
Wholesale Trade4632.52.95803.23.6-117
Retail Trade2,22612.110.02,30612.710.3-81
Accommodation and Food Services1,0785.97.31,3177.36.9-239
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8704.75.48214.55.5+49
Information Media and Telecommunications2191.21.52201.21.5-1
Financial and Insurance Services2441.32.62671.52.7-23
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2671.52.03141.72.1-48
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6143.36.56323.56.5-18
Administrative and Support Services5352.93.54932.73.3+42
Public Administration and Safety9845.46.69685.46.6+16
Education and Training2,00810.99.41,7449.68.1+264
Health Care and Social Assistance2,30512.513.32,12111.711.5+184
Arts and Recreation Services2231.21.83401.91.6-116
Other Services8464.64.18154.53.9+32

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more

Employment (total) by industry 2016/17
Employment (total) by industry 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 2.8% Mining, Queensland: 2.8% Manufacturing, Queensland: 7.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.3% Construction, Queensland: 9.4% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 2.9% Retail Trade, Queensland: 10.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 7.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 6.5% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 6.6% Education and Training, Queensland: 9.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 13.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.8% Other Services, Queensland: 4.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gympie Regional Council: 9.3% Mining, Gympie Regional Council: 1.3% Manufacturing, Gympie Regional Council: 9.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gympie Regional Council: 1.0% Construction, Gympie Regional Council: 8.7% Wholesale Trade, Gympie Regional Council: 2.5% Retail Trade, Gympie Regional Council: 12.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Gympie Regional Council: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gympie Regional Council: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Gympie Regional Council: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Gympie Regional Council: 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gympie Regional Council: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gympie Regional Council: 3.3% Administrative and Support Services, Gympie Regional Council: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Gympie Regional Council: 5.4% Education and Training, Gympie Regional Council: 10.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Gympie Regional Council: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Gympie Regional Council: 1.2% Other Services, Gympie Regional Council: 4.6%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gympie Regional Council: +130 Mining, Gympie Regional Council: -260 Manufacturing, Gympie Regional Council: +55 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gympie Regional Council: +11 Construction, Gympie Regional Council: +404 Wholesale Trade, Gympie Regional Council: -117 Retail Trade, Gympie Regional Council: -81 Accommodation and Food Services, Gympie Regional Council: -239 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gympie Regional Council: +49 Information Media and Telecommunications, Gympie Regional Council: -1 Financial and Insurance Services, Gympie Regional Council: -23 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gympie Regional Council: -48 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gympie Regional Council: -18 Administrative and Support Services, Gympie Regional Council: +42 Public Administration and Safety, Gympie Regional Council: +16 Education and Training, Gympie Regional Council: +264 Health Care and Social Assistance, Gympie Regional Council: +184 Arts and Recreation Services, Gympie Regional Council: -116 Other Services, Gympie Regional Council: +32
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Gympie Regional Council in 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,305 people or 12.5%)
  • Retail Trade (2,226 people or 12.1%)
  • Education and Training (2,008 people or 10.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 6,538 people in total or 35.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.0% in Retail Trade; and 9.4% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9.3% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (9.5% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (12.1% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.3% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Gympie Regional Council increased by 284 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in the Gympie Regional Council were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+404 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+264 local workers)
  • Mining (-260 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (-239 local workers)

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