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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.

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 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8,4998.52.88,3618.32.7+138
Mining2,2202.22.32,3552.42.6-135
Manufacturing6,7226.76.08,8958.98.4-2,173
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,3971.41.11,6341.61.2-237
Construction7,9458.09.08,2458.29.0-300
Wholesale Trade1,8571.92.62,7012.73.6-844
Retail Trade11,38111.49.912,33312.310.7-952
Accommodation and Food Services7,0537.17.36,9176.97.0+136
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,8303.85.14,0864.15.3-256
Information Media and Telecommunications7950.81.28360.81.2-41
Financial and Insurance Services1,2331.22.51,4041.42.7-171
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,4741.52.01,4341.41.8+40
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,2223.26.33,2063.26.5+16
Administrative and Support Services3,1813.23.52,7922.83.2+389
Public Administration and Safety5,4145.46.65,4605.56.7-46
Education and Training9,2089.29.08,3698.47.9+839
Health Care and Social Assistance15,28815.313.014,03414.011.9+1,254
Arts and Recreation Services8290.81.67090.71.4+120
Other Services3,9624.03.93,9173.93.9+45
Industry not classified4,3754.44.32,4792.52.4+1,896

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, Queensland: 2.8% Mining, Queensland: 2.3% Manufacturing, Queensland: 6.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.1% Construction, Queensland: 9.0% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 2.6% Retail Trade, Queensland: 9.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 7.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 6.3% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 6.6% Education and Training, Queensland: 9.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 13.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.6% Other Services, Queensland: 3.9% Industry not classified, Queensland: 4.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.5% Mining, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 2.2% Manufacturing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 6.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.4% Construction, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.0% Wholesale Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.9% Retail Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 11.4% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 3.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 3.2% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 5.4% Education and Training, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 9.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 15.3% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.8% Other Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 4.0% Industry not classified, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 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, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +138 Mining, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -135 Manufacturing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -2,173 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -237 Construction, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -300 Wholesale Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -844 Retail Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -952 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +136 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -256 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -41 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -171 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +40 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +16 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +389 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -46 Education and Training, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +839 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +1,254 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +120 Other Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +45 Industry not classified, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +1,896
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 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 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%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.2% compared to 6.3%)

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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