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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Employment by industry (Census)

Construction is the largest employer in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area, making up 14.7% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area 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 the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area.

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).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%NSW %Number%NSW %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4753.22.24283.02.2+47
Mining750.50.9650.51.0+10
Manufacturing1,0597.25.91,45110.18.5-392
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2561.70.93492.41.1-93
Construction2,16414.78.41,86813.07.3+296
Wholesale Trade2761.93.13442.44.5-68
Retail Trade1,2758.79.71,61711.310.4-342
Accommodation and Food Services9926.77.19246.46.7+68
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5663.84.76874.85.0-121
Information Media and Telecommunications910.62.2660.52.3+25
Financial and Insurance Services1340.95.01431.05.1-9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2551.71.82461.71.6+9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7325.08.17034.97.9+29
Administrative and Support Services3422.33.53442.43.3-2
Public Administration and Safety1,87012.75.91,83612.85.9+34
Education and Training1,0547.28.39186.47.9+136
Health Care and Social Assistance1,48810.112.51,2909.011.6+198
Arts and Recreation Services2031.41.51761.21.5+27
Other Services6594.53.76074.23.8+52
Industry not classified7365.04.72822.02.5+454

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, NSW: 2.2% Mining, NSW: 0.9% Manufacturing, NSW: 5.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, NSW: 0.9% Construction, NSW: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, NSW: 3.1% Retail Trade, NSW: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, NSW: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, NSW: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, NSW: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, NSW: 5.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, NSW: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, NSW: 8.1% Administrative and Support Services, NSW: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, NSW: 5.9% Education and Training, NSW: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, NSW: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, NSW: 1.5% Other Services, NSW: 3.7% Industry not classified, NSW: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 3.2% Mining, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.5% Manufacturing, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 7.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.7% Construction, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 14.7% Wholesale Trade, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.9% Retail Trade, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 8.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 3.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 5.0% Administrative and Support Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.3% Public Administration and Safety, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 12.7% Education and Training, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 7.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 10.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.4% Other Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 4.5% Industry not classified, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 5.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +47 Mining, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +10 Manufacturing, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -392 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -93 Construction, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +296 Wholesale Trade, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -68 Retail Trade, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -342 Accommodation and Food Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +68 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -121 Information Media and Telecommunications, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +25 Financial and Insurance Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -9 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +9 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +29 Administrative and Support Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -2 Public Administration and Safety, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +34 Education and Training, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +136 Health Care and Social Assistance, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +198 Arts and Recreation Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +27 Other Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +52 Industry not classified, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +454
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Construction (2,164 local workers 14.7%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (1,870 local workers 12.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,488 local workers 10.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 5,522 people in total or 37.6% of local workers.

In comparison, NSW employed 8.4% in Construction; 5.9% in Public Administration and Safety; and 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (12.7% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Construction (14.7% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (0.9% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.0% compared to 8.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+454 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-392 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-342 local workers)
  • Construction (+296 local workers)

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