Key Economic Sectors

Employment by Industry

mhac_070803_120807-ltAt the time of the 2011 Census, health care and social assistance was the largest employing industry in the Capricorn Region (of Livingstone Shire Council and Rockhampton Regional Council), accounting for 6,369 (12.8 per cent) of the region’s employed workforce (Table 1). Other significant industries included retail trade (10.9 per cent), education and training (9.0 per cent) and construction (8.8 per cent).

Table 1 Employed persons (a)(b) by industry, Capricorn Region and Queensland, 2011

Capricorn Region

Queensland

Region as a proportion of Queensland

Industry (c)

number

%

number

%

%

Agriculture, forestry and fishing

1,137

2.3

55,416

2.7

2.1

Mining

2,658

5.3

52,955

2.6

5.0

Manufacturing

3,780

7.6

171,669

8.4

2.2

Electricity, gas, water and waste services

1,296

2.6

24,828

1.2

5.2

Construction

4,370

8.8

183,780

9.0

2.4

Wholesale trade

1,728

3.5

74,288

3.6

2.3

Retail trade

5,425

10.9

217,610

10.7

2.5

Accommodation and food services

3,596

7.2

141,855

7.0

2.5

Transport, postal and warehousing

3,077

6.2

107,072

5.3

2.9

Information media and telecommunications

377

0.8

25,358

1.2

1.5

Financial and insurance services

847

1.7

54,153

2.7

1.6

Rental, hiring and real estate services

735

1.5

37,007

1.8

2.0

Professional, scientific and technical services

1,868

3.7

132,754

6.5

1.4

Administrative and Support Services

1,183

2.4

65,015

3.2

1.8

Public Administration and Safety

3,292

6.6

136,818

6.7

2.4

Education and Training

4,464

9.0

160,921

7.9

2.8

Health Care and Social Assistance

6,369

12.8

242,559

11.9

2.6

Arts and Recreation Services

403

0.8

28,444

1.4

1.4

Other Services

2,099

4.2

78,713

3.9

2.7

Inadequately described/Not stated

1,135

2.3

48,060

2.4

2.4

Total

49,839

100.0

2,039,275

100.0

2.4

Mining experienced the highest percentage growth of employed persons by industry between 2006 and 2011 at 104.1 per cent (Figure 1), followed by professional, scientific and technical services (26.4 per cent), health care and social assistance (25.5 per cent) and construction (18.7 per cent). Persons employed in information media and telecommunications experienced the largest decline (-17.1 per cent).(a) Based on location of workplace.
(b) Aged 15 years and over.
(c) Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006 edition (ABS cat.no. 1292.0).
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011.

Between 2006 and 2011, health and community services had the greatest increase in the number of persons employed of all industries (1,295 persons), followed by mining (1,065 persons). Information media and telecommunications had the largest decrease in persons employed of all industries (–80 persons).

Figure 2 Percentage change in employed persons (a)(b) by industry (c), Capricorn Region, 2006 and 2011

 

graph1(a) Based on place of enumeration.

(b) Aged 15 years and over.
(c) Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006 edition (ABS cat.no. 1292.0).
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011.