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Southern Downs Regional Council area

Resident workers - Industry

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employs more of Southern Downs Regional 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 Southern Downs Regional Council area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Southern Downs Regional 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 Southern Downs Regional 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
Southern Downs Regional Council area 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%Regional QLD%Number%Regional QLD%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,93813.84.71,97013.74.6-32
Mining1391.03.51461.03.9-7
Manufacturing1,2318.75.51,3369.37.6-105
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1110.81.11110.81.20
Construction1,0117.29.31,0187.19.7-7
Wholesale Trade2481.82.34202.93.2-172
Retail Trade1,58811.310.31,87913.111.3-291
Accommodation and Food Services1,0727.68.21,0697.57.9+3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7995.74.58405.94.8-41
Information Media and Telecommunications1060.81.01140.81.1-8
Financial and Insurance Services1571.11.91801.32.0-23
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1581.12.01511.11.9+7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4563.24.64473.14.7+9
Administrative and Support Services3102.23.52491.73.1+61
Public Administration and Safety6424.66.07635.36.0-121
Education and Training1,2739.08.81,1698.27.7+104
Health Care and Social Assistance1,57611.212.81,53810.711.4+38
Arts and Recreation Services1260.91.61050.71.5+21
Other Services5553.94.04953.54.0+60
Industry not classified5934.24.33362.32.5+257

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

Resident workers industry of employment, 2016
Resident workers industry of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional QLD: 4.7% Mining, Regional QLD: 3.5% Manufacturing, Regional QLD: 5.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional QLD: 1.1% Construction, Regional QLD: 9.3% Wholesale Trade, Regional QLD: 2.3% Retail Trade, Regional QLD: 10.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional QLD: 8.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional QLD: 4.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional QLD: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional QLD: 1.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional QLD: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional QLD: 4.6% Administrative and Support Services, Regional QLD: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Regional QLD: 6.0% Education and Training, Regional QLD: 8.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional QLD: 12.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional QLD: 1.6% Other Services, Regional QLD: 4.0% Industry not classified, Regional QLD: 4.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 13.8% Mining, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 1.0% Manufacturing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 8.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 0.8% Construction, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 7.2% Wholesale Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 1.8% Retail Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 11.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 7.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 5.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 1.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 3.2% Administrative and Support Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 2.2% Public Administration and Safety, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 4.6% Education and Training, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 9.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 11.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 0.9% Other Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 3.9% Industry not classified, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 4.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -32 Mining, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -7 Manufacturing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -105 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 0 Construction, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -7 Wholesale Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -172 Retail Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -291 Accommodation and Food Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +3 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -41 Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -8 Financial and Insurance Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -23 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +7 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +9 Administrative and Support Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +61 Public Administration and Safety, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -121 Education and Training, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +104 Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +38 Arts and Recreation Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +21 Other Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +60 Industry not classified, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +257
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

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,938 people or 13.8%)
  • Retail Trade (1,588 people or 11.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,576 people or 11.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 5,102 people in total or 36.2% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 4.7% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 10.3% in Retail Trade; and 12.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of Southern Downs Regional Council area and Regional QLD were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (13.8% compared to 4.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (8.7% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Mining (1.0% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (7.2% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Retail Trade (-291 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+257 resident workforce)
  • Wholesale Trade (-172 resident workforce)
  • Public Administration and Safety (-121 resident workforce)

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