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Southern Downs Regional Council

Resident workers - Industry

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employs more of the Southern Downs Regional Council'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 Southern Downs Regional Council residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the Southern Downs Regional Council, 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 Southern Downs Regional Council 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
Southern Downs Regional Council - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,93813.82.81,97013.02.6-32
Mining1391.02.31461.02.4-7
Manufacturing1,2318.76.01,3368.87.9-105
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1110.81.11110.71.1--
Construction1,0117.29.01,0186.78.5-7
Wholesale Trade2481.82.64202.83.4-172
Retail Trade1,58811.39.91,87912.410.0-291
Accommodation and Food Services1,0727.67.31,0697.16.5+3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7995.75.18405.64.9-41
Information Media and Telecommunications1060.81.21140.81.2-8
Financial and Insurance Services1571.12.51801.22.5-23
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1581.12.01511.01.7+7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4563.26.34473.06.1+9
Administrative and Support Services3102.23.52491.63.0+61
Public Administration and Safety6424.66.67635.06.3-121
Education and Training1,2739.09.01,1697.77.4+104
Health Care and Social Assistance1,57611.213.01,53810.211.2+38
Arts and Recreation Services1260.91.61050.71.3+21
Other Services5553.93.94953.33.6+60
Industry not classified5934.24.33362.22.2+257
Total Persons14,089100.0100.014,336100.0100.0-247

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 Southern Downs Regional Council in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,938 people or 13.8%)
  • Retail Trade (1,588 people or 11.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,576 people or 11.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 5,102 people in total or 36.2% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 9.9% in Retail Trade and 13.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of the Southern Downs Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (13.8% 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 Manufacturing (8.7% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.6% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Retail Trade (-291 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+257 resident workforce)
  • Wholesale Trade (-172 resident workforce)
  • Public Administration and Safety (-121 resident workforce)

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