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Goondiwindi Regional Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In Goondiwindi Regional Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,495 local jobs in 2017/18.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in 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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region 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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region'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
Goondiwindi Regional Council area2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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Number%Regional QLD%Number%Regional QLD%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,49527.14.91,34824.64.8+147
Mining711.34.11192.24.4-47
Manufacturing2234.06.22684.97.0-45
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services811.51.21001.81.4-18
Construction4438.010.24307.810.9+13
Wholesale Trade1282.32.12103.82.9-81
Retail Trade57510.410.557410.510.9+1
Accommodation and Food Services3326.08.63386.28.1-7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2093.84.42745.04.6-66
Information Media and Telecommunications260.51.0410.81.2-16
Financial and Insurance Services821.51.8891.61.9-7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services641.21.9881.62.1-24
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1823.34.52214.04.6-39
Administrative and Support Services1212.23.6721.33.3+49
Public Administration and Safety1743.15.81813.35.7-7
Education and Training5009.19.63696.78.3+131
Health Care and Social Assistance57310.413.84949.011.9+79
Arts and Recreation Services320.61.9340.61.8-1
Other Services2083.84.02274.14.1-19

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, Regional QLD: 4.9% Mining, Regional QLD: 4.1% Manufacturing, Regional QLD: 6.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional QLD: 1.2% Construction, Regional QLD: 10.2% Wholesale Trade, Regional QLD: 2.1% Retail Trade, Regional QLD: 10.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional QLD: 8.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional QLD: 4.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional QLD: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional QLD: 1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional QLD: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional QLD: 4.5% Administrative and Support Services, Regional QLD: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Regional QLD: 5.8% Education and Training, Regional QLD: 9.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional QLD: 13.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional QLD: 1.9% Other Services, Regional QLD: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 27.1% Mining, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 1.3% Manufacturing, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 4.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 1.5% Construction, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 8.0% Wholesale Trade, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 2.3% Retail Trade, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 10.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 6.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 3.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 1.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 3.3% Administrative and Support Services, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 2.2% Public Administration and Safety, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 3.1% Education and Training, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 9.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 10.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 0.6% Other Services, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: 3.8%
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, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: +147 Mining, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: -47 Manufacturing, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: -45 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: -18 Construction, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: +13 Wholesale Trade, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: -81 Retail Trade, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: +1 Accommodation and Food Services, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: -7 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: -66 Information Media and Telecommunications, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: -16 Financial and Insurance Services, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: -7 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: -24 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: -39 Administrative and Support Services, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: +49 Public Administration and Safety, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: -7 Education and Training, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: +131 Health Care and Social Assistance, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: +79 Arts and Recreation Services, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: -1 Other Services, Goondiwindi Regional Council area: -19
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 Goondiwindi Regional Council area in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,495 people or 27.1%)
  • Retail Trade (575 people or 10.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (573 people or 10.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 2,644 people in total or 47.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 4.9% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 10.5% in Retail Trade; and 13.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (27.1% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (10.4% compared to 13.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (1.3% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (3.1% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Goondiwindi Regional Council area increased by 41 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+147 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+131 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-81 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+79 local workers)

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