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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.

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 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,93813.82.81,97013.72.7-32
Mining1391.02.31461.02.6-7
Manufacturing1,2318.76.01,3369.38.4-105
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1110.81.11110.81.20
Construction1,0117.29.01,0187.19.0-7
Wholesale Trade2481.82.64202.93.6-172
Retail Trade1,58811.39.91,87913.110.7-291
Accommodation and Food Services1,0727.67.31,0697.57.0+3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7995.75.18405.95.3-41
Information Media and Telecommunications1060.81.21140.81.2-8
Financial and Insurance Services1571.12.51801.32.7-23
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1581.12.01511.11.8+7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4563.26.34473.16.5+9
Administrative and Support Services3102.23.52491.73.2+61
Public Administration and Safety6424.66.67635.36.7-121
Education and Training1,2739.09.01,1698.27.9+104
Health Care and Social Assistance1,57611.213.01,53810.711.9+38
Arts and Recreation Services1260.91.61050.71.4+21
Other Services5553.93.94953.53.9+60
Industry not classified5934.24.33362.32.4+257

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, Southern Downs Regional Council: 13.8% Mining, Southern Downs Regional Council: 1.0% Manufacturing, Southern Downs Regional Council: 8.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: 0.8% Construction, Southern Downs Regional Council: 7.2% Wholesale Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council: 1.8% Retail Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council: 11.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: 7.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern Downs Regional Council: 5.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern Downs Regional Council: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: 1.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: 3.2% Administrative and Support Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: 2.2% Public Administration and Safety, Southern Downs Regional Council: 4.6% Education and Training, Southern Downs Regional Council: 9.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern Downs Regional Council: 11.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: 0.9% Other Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: 3.9% Industry not classified, Southern Downs Regional Council: 4.2%
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, Southern Downs Regional Council: -32 Mining, Southern Downs Regional Council: -7 Manufacturing, Southern Downs Regional Council: -105 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: 0 Construction, Southern Downs Regional Council: -7 Wholesale Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council: -172 Retail Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council: -291 Accommodation and Food Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: +3 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern Downs Regional Council: -41 Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern Downs Regional Council: -8 Financial and Insurance Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: -23 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: +7 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: +9 Administrative and Support Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: +61 Public Administration and Safety, Southern Downs Regional Council: -121 Education and Training, Southern Downs Regional Council: +104 Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern Downs Regional Council: +38 Arts and Recreation Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: +21 Other Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: +60 Industry not classified, Southern Downs Regional Council: +257
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 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 larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (8.7% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.2% compared to 6.3%)
  • 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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