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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%Regional QLD %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,40916.44.9
Mining730.93.7
Manufacturing3504.15.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services881.01.2
Construction5095.97.6
Wholesale Trade1351.62.3
Retail Trade1,04512.210.7
Accommodation and Food Services6007.08.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2392.84.3
Information Media and Telecommunications570.71.0
Financial and Insurance Services1171.41.8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1251.52.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3093.64.5
Administrative and Support Services2062.43.2
Public Administration and Safety4305.06.0
Education and Training88610.39.2
Health Care and Social Assistance1,19613.913.2
Arts and Recreation Services1171.41.7
Other Services3213.74.0
Industry not classified3684.34.2

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, Regional QLD: 4.9% Mining, Regional QLD: 3.7% Manufacturing, Regional QLD: 5.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional QLD: 1.2% Construction, Regional QLD: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, Regional QLD: 2.3% Retail Trade, Regional QLD: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional QLD: 8.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional QLD: 4.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional QLD: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional QLD: 1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional QLD: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional QLD: 4.5% Administrative and Support Services, Regional QLD: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Regional QLD: 6.0% Education and Training, Regional QLD: 9.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional QLD: 13.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional QLD: 1.7% Other Services, Regional QLD: 4.0% Industry not classified, Regional QLD: 4.2% 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: 5.9% 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: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Tablelands: 3.6% 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 (1,409 local workers 16.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,196 local workers 13.9%)
  • Retail Trade (1,045 local workers 12.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 3,650 people in total or 42.5% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 4.9% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 13.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 10.7% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (16.4% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.9% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (4.1% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (7.0% compared to 8.7%)

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