Gympie Regional Council

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Gympie Regional Council, making up 14.5% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Gympie 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 Gympie 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
Gympie Regional Council20212016Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,6048.92.61,4559.32.8+149
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1190.71.21100.71.1+9
Wholesale Trade3371.92.33742.42.6-37
Retail Trade2,04911.49.31,91912.29.9+130
Accommodation and Food Services1,3437.57.21,0046.47.4+339
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6953.94.76674.25.1+28
Information Media and Telecommunications850.50.91130.71.2-28
Financial and Insurance Services1761.02.51621.02.5+14
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2341.31.82551.62.0-21
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5793.26.75463.56.2+33
Administrative and Support Services4622.63.44122.63.5+50
Public Administration and Safety8724.86.18815.66.5-9
Education and Training1,7419.78.91,60210.29.0+139
Health Care and Social Assistance2,61014.515.41,98312.613.0+627
Arts and Recreation Services1510.81.51310.81.6+20
Other Services7714.33.96914.43.9+80
Industry not classified8804.94.57624.94.3+118
Total persons18,003100.0100.015,708100.0100.0+2,295

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 Gympie Regional Council in 2021 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,610 people or 14.5%)
  • Retail Trade (2,049 people or 11.4%)
  • Education and Training (1,741 people or 9.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 6,400 people in total or 35.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 15.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.3% in Retail Trade and 8.9% in Education and Training.

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 (8.9% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.2% compared to 6.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (8.8% compared to 5.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (11.4% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+627 local workers)
  • Construction (+528 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+339 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+149 local workers)

Gympie Regional Council

economic profile