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Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in Tablelands, making up 16.4% 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 2016 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Tablelands 2016
Industry
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Number%Queensland %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,40316.42.8
Mining750.92.3
Manufacturing3514.16.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services861.01.1
Construction5106.08.9
Wholesale Trade1361.62.6
Retail Trade1,04612.29.9
Accommodation and Food Services5967.07.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2362.85.1
Information Media and Telecommunications570.71.2
Financial and Insurance Services1161.42.5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1191.42.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3173.76.2
Administrative and Support Services2072.43.5
Public Administration and Safety4295.06.5
Education and Training88110.39.0
Health Care and Social Assistance1,19113.913.0
Arts and Recreation Services1191.41.6
Other Services3183.73.9
Industry not classified3684.34.3

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 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: 8.9% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 2.6% Retail Trade, Queensland: 9.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 7.4% 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: 6.2% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 6.5% 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, Tablelands: 16.4% Mining, Tablelands: 0.9% Manufacturing, Tablelands: 4.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Tablelands: 1.0% Construction, Tablelands: 6.0% Wholesale Trade, Tablelands: 1.6% Retail Trade, Tablelands: 12.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Tablelands: 7.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Tablelands: 2.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Tablelands: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Tablelands: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Tablelands: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Tablelands: 3.7% Administrative and Support Services, Tablelands: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, Tablelands: 5.0% Education and Training, Tablelands: 10.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Tablelands: 13.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Tablelands: 1.4% Other Services, Tablelands: 3.7% Industry not classified, Tablelands: 4.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Tablelands in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,403 local workers 16.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,191 local workers 13.9%)
  • Retail Trade (1,046 local workers 12.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 3,640 people in total or 42.5% of local workers.

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

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 (16.4% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (6.0% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.7% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2.8% compared to 5.1%)

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