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Employment by industry (Census)

Retail Trade is the largest employer in Tablelands, making up 13.8% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Tablelands regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across Tablelands.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by at at least 20% due to poor recording of workplace addresses, and large numbers of workers who don’t answer the relevant question, or have no usual workplace address. While this data shows the underlying structure of the economy and relative proportions of different industries, it should not be used as an accurate measure of local jobs. Census employment data should be viewed alongside modelled Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (FTE) data which resolves the undercount issue and is a more accurate and up to date reflection of total job numbers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Tablelands 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,05413.12.71,09814.33.4-44
Mining1962.42.61542.01.7+42
Manufacturing4275.38.55657.49.9-138
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services881.11.2781.01.0+10
Construction5657.09.04095.38.9+156
Wholesale Trade2072.63.72132.84.0-6
Retail Trade1,10813.810.81,05813.811.8+50
Accommodation and Food Services5967.47.05787.57.0+18
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2723.45.32593.45.1+13
Information Media and Telecommunications640.81.3430.61.5+21
Financial and Insurance Services1121.42.71001.32.9+12
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1031.31.91141.52.2-11
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3594.56.62883.85.8+71
Administrative and Support Services1511.93.21471.93.1+4
Public Administration and Safety4585.76.85457.16.8-87
Education and Training7789.78.07389.67.8+40
Health Care and Social Assistance1,00812.612.184010.910.4+168
Arts and Recreation Services951.21.4841.11.4+11
Other Services3063.83.92933.83.8+13
Industry not classified781.01.2731.01.4+5

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

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 2.7% Mining, Queensland: 2.6% Manufacturing, Queensland: 8.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.2% Construction, Queensland: 9.0% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.7% Retail Trade, Queensland: 10.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 7.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 6.6% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 6.8% Education and Training, Queensland: 8.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 12.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.4% Other Services, Queensland: 3.9% Industry not classified, Queensland: 1.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Tablelands: 13.1% Mining, Tablelands: 2.4% Manufacturing, Tablelands: 5.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Tablelands: 1.1% Construction, Tablelands: 7.0% Wholesale Trade, Tablelands: 2.6% Retail Trade, Tablelands: 13.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Tablelands: 7.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Tablelands: 3.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Tablelands: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Tablelands: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Tablelands: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Tablelands: 4.5% Administrative and Support Services, Tablelands: 1.9% Public Administration and Safety, Tablelands: 5.7% Education and Training, Tablelands: 9.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Tablelands: 12.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Tablelands: 1.2% Other Services, Tablelands: 3.8% Industry not classified, Tablelands: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Tablelands: -44 Mining, Tablelands: +42 Manufacturing, Tablelands: -138 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Tablelands: +10 Construction, Tablelands: +156 Wholesale Trade, Tablelands: -6 Retail Trade, Tablelands: +50 Accommodation and Food Services, Tablelands: +18 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Tablelands: +13 Information Media and Telecommunications, Tablelands: +21 Financial and Insurance Services, Tablelands: +12 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Tablelands: -11 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Tablelands: +71 Administrative and Support Services, Tablelands: +4 Public Administration and Safety, Tablelands: -87 Education and Training, Tablelands: +40 Health Care and Social Assistance, Tablelands: +168 Arts and Recreation Services, Tablelands: +11 Other Services, Tablelands: +13 Industry not classified, Tablelands: +5
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local female in Tablelands in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (1,108 local workers 13.8%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,054 local workers 13.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,008 local workers 12.6%)

In combination these three industries employed 3,170 people in total or 39.5% of local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 10.8% in Retail Trade; 2.7% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; and 12.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Tablelands and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (13.1% compared to 2.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.8% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (5.3% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.5% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2006 and 2011 in Tablelands were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+168 local workers)
  • Construction (+156 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-138 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (-87 local workers)

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