Gympie Regional Council

Employment by industry (Total)

In Gympie Regional Council, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 3,119 local jobs in 2021/22.

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 Council2021/222016/17Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,7638.32.51,8249.82.7-60
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1690.81.31380.71.2+31
Wholesale Trade5022.42.64452.42.7+58
Retail Trade2,25710.79.32,23312.09.9+24
Accommodation and Food Services1,4326.86.91,1035.97.1+329
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8574.15.38944.85.4-37
Information Media and Telecommunications1410.71.12521.41.5-110
Financial and Insurance Services2131.02.72091.12.6+4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2491.21.92561.42.0-6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6863.27.46033.26.7+83
Administrative and Support Services6563.13.35212.83.5+135
Public Administration and Safety1,2245.86.61,0485.66.7+175
Education and Training2,28010.89.22,05611.19.3+224
Health Care and Social Assistance3,11914.815.62,33812.613.6+781
Arts and Recreation Services2641.31.52011.11.8+63
Other Services9474.54.28534.64.1+94
Total industries21,131100.0100.018,607100.0100.0+2,525

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 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,119 people or 14.8%)
  • Education and Training (2,280 people or 10.8%)
  • Retail Trade (2,257 people or 10.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 7,656 people in total or 36.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 15.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.2% in Education and Training and 9.3% 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 (8.3% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.2% compared to 7.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (9.5% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (0.7% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Gympie Regional Council increased by 2,525 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+781 local workers)
  • Construction (+502 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+329 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+278 local workers)

Gympie Regional Council

economic profile