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Sunshine Coast Council area

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of Sunshine Coast 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 Sunshine Coast Council area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Sunshine Coast 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 Sunshine Coast 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
Sunshine Coast Council area 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%Regional QLD%Number%Regional QLD%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,2991.84.71,9971.74.6+302
Mining1,8821.53.51,5081.33.9+374
Manufacturing6,2694.85.57,6476.77.6-1,378
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,2441.01.11,1841.01.2+60
Construction15,76212.29.313,45111.89.7+2,311
Wholesale Trade2,7292.12.33,6633.23.2-934
Retail Trade14,17610.910.314,38712.611.3-211
Accommodation and Food Services10,9298.48.29,6558.47.9+1,274
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,3983.44.54,3443.84.8+54
Information Media and Telecommunications1,3991.11.01,3931.21.1+6
Financial and Insurance Services3,5622.71.93,1432.72.0+419
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,9262.32.02,5952.31.9+331
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7,2785.64.66,6695.84.7+609
Administrative and Support Services4,9953.93.53,7893.33.1+1,206
Public Administration and Safety5,4794.26.05,1554.56.0+324
Education and Training11,6319.08.89,4298.27.7+2,202
Health Care and Social Assistance19,40615.012.815,46713.511.4+3,939
Arts and Recreation Services2,4041.91.61,7781.61.5+626
Other Services5,1344.04.04,4753.94.0+659
Industry not classified5,7304.44.32,5872.32.5+3,143

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, Sunshine Coast Council area: 1.8% Mining, Sunshine Coast Council area: 1.5% Manufacturing, Sunshine Coast Council area: 4.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: 1.0% Construction, Sunshine Coast Council area: 12.2% Wholesale Trade, Sunshine Coast Council area: 2.1% Retail Trade, Sunshine Coast Council area: 10.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: 8.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sunshine Coast Council area: 3.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Sunshine Coast Council area: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: 2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: 2.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: 5.6% Administrative and Support Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: 3.9% Public Administration and Safety, Sunshine Coast Council area: 4.2% Education and Training, Sunshine Coast Council area: 9.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Sunshine Coast Council area: 15.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: 1.9% Other Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: 4.0% Industry not classified, Sunshine Coast Council area: 4.4%
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, Sunshine Coast Council area: +302 Mining, Sunshine Coast Council area: +374 Manufacturing, Sunshine Coast Council area: -1,378 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +60 Construction, Sunshine Coast Council area: +2,311 Wholesale Trade, Sunshine Coast Council area: -934 Retail Trade, Sunshine Coast Council area: -211 Accommodation and Food Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +1,274 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sunshine Coast Council area: +54 Information Media and Telecommunications, Sunshine Coast Council area: +6 Financial and Insurance Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +419 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +331 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +609 Administrative and Support Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +1,206 Public Administration and Safety, Sunshine Coast Council area: +324 Education and Training, Sunshine Coast Council area: +2,202 Health Care and Social Assistance, Sunshine Coast Council area: +3,939 Arts and Recreation Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +626 Other Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +659 Industry not classified, Sunshine Coast Council area: +3,143
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 Sunshine Coast Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (19,406 people or 15.0%)
  • Construction (15,762 people or 12.2%)
  • Retail Trade (14,176 people or 10.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 49,344 people in total or 38.1% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 12.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.3% in Construction; and 10.3% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (12.2% compared to 9.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (15.0% compared to 12.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.8% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Mining (1.5% compared to 3.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+3,939 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+3,143 resident workforce)
  • Construction (+2,311 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+2,202 resident workforce)

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