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Noosa Shire Council area

Employment by industry (Census)

Accommodation and Food Services is the largest employer in Noosa Shire Council area, making up 15.2% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in RDA Sunshine Coast Region 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 Noosa Shire 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, Noosa Shire 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
Noosa Shire Council area 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2431.24.92721.44.9-29
Mining260.13.7400.24.1-14
Manufacturing6993.55.81,0135.17.9-314
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1130.61.21350.71.3-22
Construction1,6818.47.61,6518.47.9+30
Wholesale Trade4212.12.35953.03.2-174
Retail Trade2,89114.410.73,22716.311.7-336
Accommodation and Food Services3,05015.28.72,74313.98.4+307
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4782.44.34862.54.5-8
Information Media and Telecommunications1570.81.02081.11.0-51
Financial and Insurance Services3841.91.84492.32.0-65
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6753.42.06533.31.9+22
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,3246.64.51,3226.74.6+2
Administrative and Support Services8164.13.27503.82.7+66
Public Administration and Safety5802.96.05582.86.0+22
Education and Training1,6268.19.21,6748.58.1-48
Health Care and Social Assistance2,66213.213.22,43612.311.8+226
Arts and Recreation Services4172.11.72931.51.5+124
Other Services9354.64.07894.04.0+146
Industry not classified9414.74.24752.42.4+466

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, Regional QLD: 4.9% Mining, Regional QLD: 3.7% Manufacturing, Regional QLD: 5.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional QLD: 1.2% Construction, Regional QLD: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, Regional QLD: 2.3% Retail Trade, Regional QLD: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional QLD: 8.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional QLD: 4.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional QLD: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional QLD: 1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional QLD: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional QLD: 4.5% Administrative and Support Services, Regional QLD: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Regional QLD: 6.0% Education and Training, Regional QLD: 9.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional QLD: 13.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional QLD: 1.7% Other Services, Regional QLD: 4.0% Industry not classified, Regional QLD: 4.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Noosa Shire Council area: 1.2% Mining, Noosa Shire Council area: 0.1% Manufacturing, Noosa Shire Council area: 3.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Noosa Shire Council area: 0.6% Construction, Noosa Shire Council area: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, Noosa Shire Council area: 2.1% Retail Trade, Noosa Shire Council area: 14.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Noosa Shire Council area: 15.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Noosa Shire Council area: 2.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Noosa Shire Council area: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Noosa Shire Council area: 1.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Noosa Shire Council area: 3.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Noosa Shire Council area: 6.6% Administrative and Support Services, Noosa Shire Council area: 4.1% Public Administration and Safety, Noosa Shire Council area: 2.9% Education and Training, Noosa Shire Council area: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Noosa Shire Council area: 13.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Noosa Shire Council area: 2.1% Other Services, Noosa Shire Council area: 4.6% Industry not classified, Noosa Shire Council area: 4.7%
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, Noosa Shire Council area: -29 Mining, Noosa Shire Council area: -14 Manufacturing, Noosa Shire Council area: -314 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Noosa Shire Council area: -22 Construction, Noosa Shire Council area: +30 Wholesale Trade, Noosa Shire Council area: -174 Retail Trade, Noosa Shire Council area: -336 Accommodation and Food Services, Noosa Shire Council area: +307 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Noosa Shire Council area: -8 Information Media and Telecommunications, Noosa Shire Council area: -51 Financial and Insurance Services, Noosa Shire Council area: -65 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Noosa Shire Council area: +22 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Noosa Shire Council area: +2 Administrative and Support Services, Noosa Shire Council area: +66 Public Administration and Safety, Noosa Shire Council area: +22 Education and Training, Noosa Shire Council area: -48 Health Care and Social Assistance, Noosa Shire Council area: +226 Arts and Recreation Services, Noosa Shire Council area: +124 Other Services, Noosa Shire Council area: +146 Industry not classified, Noosa Shire Council area: +466
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 Noosa Shire Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (3,050 local workers 15.2%)
  • Retail Trade (2,891 local workers 14.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,662 local workers 13.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 8,603 people in total or 42.8% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 8.7% in Accommodation and Food Services; 10.7% in Retail Trade; and 13.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (15.2% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (14.4% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.2% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.1% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Noosa Shire Council area were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+466 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-336 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-314 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+307 local workers)

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