Gympie Regional Council

Employment by industry (Total)

In Gympie Regional Council, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 3,495 local jobs in 2022/23.

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

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
Gympie Regional Council2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,7848.12.41,7148.92.6+70
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1480.71.31370.71.3+11
Wholesale Trade4372.02.54382.32.7-1
Retail Trade2,38610.89.12,28111.99.9+105
Accommodation and Food Services1,7147.86.91,2526.57.2+463
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8673.95.41,0165.35.5-149
Information Media and Telecommunications1680.81.02311.21.3-63
Financial and Insurance Services2241.02.71941.02.5+30
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2911.31.72881.51.9+3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7363.37.47133.76.6+22
Administrative and Support Services7143.23.35522.93.4+162
Public Administration and Safety1,0965.06.61,0415.46.7+55
Education and Training2,28110.49.21,93710.19.2+344
Health Care and Social Assistance3,49515.916.22,50213.114.1+994
Arts and Recreation Services3301.51.71800.91.7+149
Other Services1,0014.64.19074.74.1+95
Total industries22,004100.0100.019,155100.0100.0+2,849

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 Gympie Regional Council in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,495 people or 15.9%)
  • Construction (2,406 people or 10.9%)
  • Retail Trade (2,386 people or 10.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 8,287 people in total or 37.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 16.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.7% in Construction and 9.1% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (8.1% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.3% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (0.7% compared to 2.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (10.8% compared to 9.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Gympie Regional Council increased by 2,849 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+994 local workers)
  • Construction (+731 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+463 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+344 local workers)

Gympie Regional Council

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