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Gympie Regional Council

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Gympie Regional Council, making up 12.6% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in RDA Wide Bay Burnett 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 Gympie Regional Council.

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, Gympie Regional Council 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
Gympie Regional Council 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,4559.34.91,4499.34.9+6
Mining860.53.7630.44.1+23
Manufacturing1,4649.35.81,91112.37.9-447
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1100.71.21270.81.3-17
Construction1,0916.97.61,0206.67.9+71
Wholesale Trade3742.42.34973.23.2-123
Retail Trade1,91912.210.72,02413.011.7-105
Accommodation and Food Services1,0046.48.71,1307.38.4-126
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6674.24.36404.14.5+27
Information Media and Telecommunications1130.71.01130.71.00
Financial and Insurance Services1621.01.82051.32.0-43
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2551.62.02521.61.9+3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5463.54.55173.34.6+29
Administrative and Support Services4122.63.23452.22.7+67
Public Administration and Safety8815.66.08545.56.0+27
Education and Training1,60210.29.21,3738.88.1+229
Health Care and Social Assistance1,98312.613.21,84711.911.8+136
Arts and Recreation Services1310.81.71280.81.5+3
Other Services6914.44.06644.34.0+27
Industry not classified7624.94.23812.52.4+381

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, Gympie Regional Council: 9.3% Mining, Gympie Regional Council: 0.5% Manufacturing, Gympie Regional Council: 9.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gympie Regional Council: 0.7% Construction, Gympie Regional Council: 6.9% Wholesale Trade, Gympie Regional Council: 2.4% Retail Trade, Gympie Regional Council: 12.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Gympie Regional Council: 6.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gympie Regional Council: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Gympie Regional Council: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Gympie Regional Council: 1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gympie Regional Council: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gympie Regional Council: 3.5% Administrative and Support Services, Gympie Regional Council: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, Gympie Regional Council: 5.6% Education and Training, Gympie Regional Council: 10.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Gympie Regional Council: 12.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Gympie Regional Council: 0.8% Other Services, Gympie Regional Council: 4.4% Industry not classified, Gympie Regional Council: 4.9%
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, Gympie Regional Council: +6 Mining, Gympie Regional Council: +23 Manufacturing, Gympie Regional Council: -447 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gympie Regional Council: -17 Construction, Gympie Regional Council: +71 Wholesale Trade, Gympie Regional Council: -123 Retail Trade, Gympie Regional Council: -105 Accommodation and Food Services, Gympie Regional Council: -126 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gympie Regional Council: +27 Information Media and Telecommunications, Gympie Regional Council: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, Gympie Regional Council: -43 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gympie Regional Council: +3 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gympie Regional Council: +29 Administrative and Support Services, Gympie Regional Council: +67 Public Administration and Safety, Gympie Regional Council: +27 Education and Training, Gympie Regional Council: +229 Health Care and Social Assistance, Gympie Regional Council: +136 Arts and Recreation Services, Gympie Regional Council: +3 Other Services, Gympie Regional Council: +27 Industry not classified, Gympie Regional Council: +381
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 Gympie Regional Council in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,983 local workers 12.6%)
  • Retail Trade (1,919 local workers 12.2%)
  • Education and Training (1,602 local workers 10.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 5,504 people in total or 35.0% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 13.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.7% in Retail Trade; and 9.2% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9.3% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (9.3% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.5% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (6.4% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-447 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+381 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+229 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+136 local workers)

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