RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region'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 the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region, 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 the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region 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.

Data source

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

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Resident workers industry of employment
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8,4998.52.88,3617.62.6+138
Mining2,2202.22.32,3552.12.4-135
Manufacturing6,7226.76.08,8958.17.9-2,173
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,3971.41.11,6341.51.1-237
Construction7,9458.09.08,2457.58.5-300
Wholesale Trade1,8571.92.62,7012.53.4-844
Retail Trade11,38111.49.912,33311.210.0-952
Accommodation and Food Services7,0537.17.36,9176.36.5+136
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,8303.85.14,0863.74.9-256
Information Media and Telecommunications7950.81.28360.81.2-41
Financial and Insurance Services1,2331.22.51,4041.32.5-171
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,4741.52.01,4341.31.7+40
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,2223.26.33,2062.96.1+16
Administrative and Support Services3,1813.23.52,7922.53.0+389
Public Administration and Safety5,4145.46.65,4605.06.3-46
Education and Training9,2089.29.08,3697.67.4+839
Health Care and Social Assistance15,28815.313.014,03412.811.2+1,254
Arts and Recreation Services8290.81.67090.61.3+120
Other Services3,9624.03.93,9173.63.6+45
Industry not classified4,3754.44.32,4792.32.2+1,896
Total Persons99,885100.0100.0100,167100.0100.0-282

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (15,288 people or 15.3%)
  • Retail Trade (11,381 people or 11.4%)
  • Education and Training (9,208 people or 9.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 35,877 people in total or 35.9% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.9% in Retail Trade and 9.0% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (8.5% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.2% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (15.3% compared to 13.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Retail Trade (11.4% compared to 9.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-2,173 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+1,896 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,254 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (-952 resident workforce)

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