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Goondiwindi Regional Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Goondiwindi Regional Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,565 local jobs in 2018/19.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the Goondiwindi 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 the Goondiwindi 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 the Goondiwindi 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
Goondiwindi Regional Council area2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,56528.12.71,35224.72.7+213
Mining470.82.41072.03.0-60
Manufacturing2744.96.92725.07.4+2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services791.41.2621.11.3+17
Construction4267.79.63987.39.8+28
Wholesale Trade1412.52.91973.63.2-56
Retail Trade5119.210.555910.210.3-48
Accommodation and Food Services3426.17.63266.07.2+16
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2053.75.32925.35.3-87
Information Media and Telecommunications320.61.3370.71.4-5
Financial and Insurance Services601.12.6861.62.7-26
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services631.11.7571.02.0+6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1953.56.42113.96.7-16
Administrative and Support Services801.43.3861.63.4-5
Public Administration and Safety1833.37.02174.06.5-34
Education and Training4397.99.23847.08.7+55
Health Care and Social Assistance64911.713.54898.912.5+160
Arts and Recreation Services480.91.6330.61.6+14
Other Services2254.04.03085.64.3-82
Total industries5,564100.0100.05,473100.0100.0+91

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the Goondiwindi Regional Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,565 people or 28.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (649 people or 11.7%)
  • Retail Trade (511 people or 9.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,725 people in total or 49.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.7% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 13.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 10.5% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Goondiwindi Regional Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (28.1% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (3.3% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.5% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (4.9% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Goondiwindi Regional Council area increased by increased by 91 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+213 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+160 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+55 local workers)
  • Construction (+28 local workers)

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