Gympie Regional Council

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries employs more of Gympie 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 Gympie Regional Council residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Gympie 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 Gympie 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
Gympie Regional Council - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,6638.22.61,5588.92.8+105
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1800.91.21500.91.1+30
Wholesale Trade3841.92.44112.32.6-27
Retail Trade2,19310.89.31,98311.39.9+210
Accommodation and Food Services1,4016.97.21,0986.37.3+303
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8074.04.77844.55.1+23
Information Media and Telecommunications1020.51.01400.81.2-38
Financial and Insurance Services2041.02.61781.02.5+26
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2651.31.82721.62.0-7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7023.46.76313.66.3+71
Administrative and Support Services6313.13.45653.23.5+66
Public Administration and Safety9504.76.29025.26.6+48
Education and Training1,7168.48.81,5498.89.0+167
Health Care and Social Assistance2,75813.615.42,01911.513.0+739
Arts and Recreation Services1961.01.51550.91.6+41
Other Services9084.53.97574.33.9+151
Industry not classified1,0215.04.58374.84.3+184
Total Persons20,348100.0100.017,505100.0100.0+2,843

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,758 people or 13.6%)
  • Retail Trade (2,193 people or 10.8%)
  • Construction (2,124 people or 10.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 7,075 people in total or 34.8% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Queensland employed 15.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.3% in Retail Trade and 9.1% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (8.2% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.4% compared to 6.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (8.2% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (13.6% compared to 15.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+739 resident workforce)
  • Construction (+496 resident workforce)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+303 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (+210 resident workforce)

Gympie Regional Council

economic profile