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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area, Construction is the largest employer, generating 3,080 local jobs in 2017/18.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area. 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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area 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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area'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.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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Number%NSW%Number%NSW%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6073.42.25693.22.2+38
Mining1420.81.12821.61.2-140
Manufacturing1,92610.86.51,7249.88.0+201
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2771.60.94132.31.1-136
Construction3,08017.29.32,59614.78.2+483
Wholesale Trade3502.03.23822.24.2-32
Retail Trade1,7439.810.01,92410.910.1-182
Accommodation and Food Services1,3577.67.51,2236.97.1+134
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6083.44.87974.55.2-188
Information Media and Telecommunications1110.62.21150.72.6-4
Financial and Insurance Services1310.75.01500.85.1-19
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2851.61.72981.71.8-13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8104.58.78354.78.3-25
Administrative and Support Services4302.43.45673.23.5-136
Public Administration and Safety1,95210.95.81,94211.06.0+10
Education and Training1,1716.69.11,1536.58.2+18
Health Care and Social Assistance1,85510.413.31,6559.411.7+201
Arts and Recreation Services2171.21.62421.41.7-25
Other Services8064.53.77664.33.9+41

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (total) by industry 2017/18
Employment (total) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, NSW: 2.2% Mining, NSW: 1.1% Manufacturing, NSW: 6.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, NSW: 0.9% Construction, NSW: 9.3% Wholesale Trade, NSW: 3.2% Retail Trade, NSW: 10.0% Accommodation and Food Services, NSW: 7.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, NSW: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, NSW: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, NSW: 5.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, NSW: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, NSW: 8.7% Administrative and Support Services, NSW: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, NSW: 5.8% Education and Training, NSW: 9.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, NSW: 13.3% Arts and Recreation Services, NSW: 1.6% Other Services, NSW: 3.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 3.4% Mining, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.8% Manufacturing, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 10.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.6% Construction, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 17.2% Wholesale Trade, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.0% Retail Trade, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 9.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 7.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 3.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 4.5% Administrative and Support Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 10.9% Education and Training, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 6.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 10.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.2% Other Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 4.5%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +38 Mining, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -140 Manufacturing, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +201 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -136 Construction, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +483 Wholesale Trade, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -32 Retail Trade, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -182 Accommodation and Food Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +134 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -188 Information Media and Telecommunications, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -4 Financial and Insurance Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -19 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -13 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -25 Administrative and Support Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -136 Public Administration and Safety, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +10 Education and Training, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +18 Health Care and Social Assistance, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +201 Arts and Recreation Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -25 Other Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +41
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
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 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (3,080 people or 17.2%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (1,952 people or 10.9%)
  • Manufacturing (1,926 people or 10.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 6,957 people in total or 39.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, NSW employed 9.3% in Construction; 5.8% in Public Administration and Safety; and 6.5% in Manufacturing.

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 Construction (17.2% compared to 9.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (10.9% compared to 5.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (10.8% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (0.7% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area increased by 226 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+483 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+201 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+201 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-188 local workers)

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