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Industry sector of employment

More Rockhampton residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2011.

Rockhampton’s industry statistics identify the industry sectors in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This will be influenced by the skill base and socio-economic status of the residents as well as the industries and employment opportunities present in the region.

When viewed in conjunction with Residents Place of Work data and Method of Travel to Work, industry sector statistics provide insights into the relationship between the economic and residential role of the area.

Derived from the two Census questions:

'What best describes the business of your employer?' and 'What are the main goods produced or main services provided by your employers business?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
Rockhampton - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5171.54.66312.05.8-114
Mining1,6174.63.97322.32.7+885
Manufacturing2,8258.17.62,9269.38.7-101
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,1253.21.28802.81.0+245
Construction2,7918.09.72,4607.89.9+331
Wholesale trade1,3533.93.21,2123.83.4+141
Retail Trade3,92211.211.33,81612.112.1+106
Accommodation and Food Services2,4687.07.92,2087.08.1+260
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,4507.04.82,1316.74.6+319
Information Media and Telecommunications1960.61.13541.11.2-158
Financial and Insurance Services5471.62.06822.22.1-135
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4711.31.95001.62.2-29
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2373.54.71,0123.24.1+225
Administrative and Support Services8072.33.17582.42.9+49
Public Administration and Safety2,3536.76.02,0966.66.3+257
Education and Training3,0348.77.73,0839.77.4-49
Health Care and Social Assistance4,85713.811.43,86712.29.6+990
Arts and Recreation Services1760.51.52470.81.4-71
Other Services1,5374.44.01,3774.43.7+160
Inadequately described or not stated7892.22.56542.12.8+135

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Industry sector of employment, 2011
Industry sector of employment, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional QLD: 4.6% Mining, Regional QLD: 3.9% Manufacturing, Regional QLD: 7.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional QLD: 1.2% Construction, Regional QLD: 9.7% Wholesale trade, Regional QLD: 3.2% Retail Trade, Regional QLD: 11.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional QLD: 7.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional QLD: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional QLD: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional QLD: 2.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional QLD: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional QLD: 4.7% Administrative and Support Services, Regional QLD: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Regional QLD: 6.0% Education and Training, Regional QLD: 7.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional QLD: 11.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional QLD: 1.5% Other Services, Regional QLD: 4.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Regional QLD: 2.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Rockhampton: 1.5% Mining, Rockhampton: 4.6% Manufacturing, Rockhampton: 8.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Rockhampton: 3.2% Construction, Rockhampton: 8.0% Wholesale trade, Rockhampton: 3.9% Retail Trade, Rockhampton: 11.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Rockhampton: 7.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Rockhampton: 7.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Rockhampton: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Rockhampton: 1.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Rockhampton: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Rockhampton: 3.5% Administrative and Support Services, Rockhampton: 2.3% Public Administration and Safety, Rockhampton: 6.7% Education and Training, Rockhampton: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Rockhampton: 13.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Rockhampton: 0.5% Other Services, Rockhampton: 4.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Rockhampton: 2.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Rockhampton: -114 Mining, Rockhampton: +885 Manufacturing, Rockhampton: -101 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Rockhampton: +245 Construction, Rockhampton: +331 Wholesale trade, Rockhampton: +141 Retail Trade, Rockhampton: +106 Accommodation and Food Services, Rockhampton: +260 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Rockhampton: +319 Information Media and Telecommunications, Rockhampton: -158 Financial and Insurance Services, Rockhampton: -135 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Rockhampton: -29 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Rockhampton: +225 Administrative and Support Services, Rockhampton: +49 Public Administration and Safety, Rockhampton: +257 Education and Training, Rockhampton: -49 Health Care and Social Assistance, Rockhampton: +990 Arts and Recreation Services, Rockhampton: -71 Other Services, Rockhampton: +160 Inadequately described or not stated, Rockhampton: +135
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in Rockhampton in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,857 people or 13.8%)
  • Retail Trade (3,922 people or 11.2%)
  • Education and Training (3,034 people or 8.7%)

In combination, these three industries employed 11,813 people in total or 33.7% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 11.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 11.3% in Retail Trade; and 7.7% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Rockhampton and Regional QLD were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (13.8% compared to 11.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in transport, postal and warehousing (7.0% compared to 4.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in electricity, gas, water and waste services (3.2% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in agriculture, forestry and fishing (1.5% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Rockhampton increased by 3,446 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in Rockhampton were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+990 persons)
  • Mining (+885 persons)
  • Construction (+331 persons)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+319 persons)

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