Rockhampton Regional Council area

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of Rockhampton Regional 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 Rockhampton Regional Council area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Rockhampton Regional 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 Rockhampton Regional 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.

Data source

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

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Rockhampton Regional Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7032.02.85641.62.6+139
Mining1,7525.12.31,4484.12.4+304
Manufacturing2,0436.06.02,8678.27.9-824
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services9542.81.19702.81.1-16
Construction2,4757.29.02,7938.08.5-318
Wholesale Trade1,0122.92.61,3193.83.4-307
Retail Trade3,64110.69.93,89911.110.0-258
Accommodation and Food Services2,4737.27.32,4817.16.5-8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,1186.25.12,4537.04.9-335
Information Media and Telecommunications2500.71.22780.81.2-28
Financial and Insurance Services4661.42.56001.72.5-134
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4841.42.04931.41.7-9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2303.66.31,2703.66.1-40
Administrative and Support Services9102.73.58482.43.0+62
Public Administration and Safety2,3026.76.62,3326.66.3-30
Education and Training3,3489.89.03,0348.67.4+314
Health Care and Social Assistance5,19315.113.04,86113.811.2+332
Arts and Recreation Services2880.81.62660.81.3+22
Other Services1,5114.43.91,5264.33.6-15
Industry not classified1,1733.44.38002.32.2+373
Total Persons34,326100.0100.035,102100.0100.0-776

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Rockhampton Regional Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,193 people or 15.1%)
  • Retail Trade (3,641 people or 10.6%)
  • Education and Training (3,348 people or 9.8%)

In combination these three industries employed 12,182 people in total or 35.5% 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 Rockhampton Regional Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Mining (5.1% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.6% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (15.1% compared to 13.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (7.2% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-824 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+373 resident workforce)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-335 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+332 resident workforce)

Rockhampton Regional Council

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