Livingstone Shire

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Livingstone Shire Council area

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of Livingstone Shire Council area'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 Livingstone Shire Council area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Livingstone Shire Council area, 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 Livingstone Shire Council area 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Livingstone Shire Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6234.02.85713.92.6+52
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3092.01.13302.21.1-21
Wholesale Trade3632.42.64092.83.4-46
Retail Trade1,4939.79.91,52410.310.0-31
Accommodation and Food Services1,1237.37.31,1137.66.5+10
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6164.05.16234.24.9-7
Information Media and Telecommunications950.61.2990.71.2-4
Financial and Insurance Services2011.32.52471.72.5-46
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2521.62.02391.61.7+13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5543.66.35964.06.1-42
Administrative and Support Services4783.13.53342.33.0+144
Public Administration and Safety9866.46.69596.56.3+27
Education and Training1,67410.99.01,4309.77.4+244
Health Care and Social Assistance1,75911.413.01,50810.211.2+251
Arts and Recreation Services1761.11.61390.91.3+37
Other Services6564.33.95733.93.6+83
Industry not classified5323.44.33352.32.2+197
Total Persons15,415100.0100.014,733100.0100.0+682

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id informed decisions

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Livingstone Shire Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,759 people or 11.4%)
  • Education and Training (1,674 people or 10.9%)
  • Construction (1,494 people or 9.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 4,927 people in total or 31.9% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.0% in Education and Training and 9.0% in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of Livingstone Shire Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Mining (9.5% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.6% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (3.7% compared to 6.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Education and Training (10.9% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in Livingstone Shire Council area were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-342 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+251 resident workforce)
  • Mining (+246 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+244 resident workforce)

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