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Employment by industry (Total)

In Tablelands, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,404 local jobs in 2015/16.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Tablelands. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Tablelands regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Tablelands's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
Tablelands2015/162010/11Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,40413.32.71,42412.82.8-20
Mining1951.82.42272.02.4-32
Manufacturing5905.67.76676.08.6-77
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1571.51.31661.51.3-9
Construction9358.89.31,22311.09.3-288
Wholesale Trade3163.03.83212.93.8-5
Retail Trade1,29812.310.71,32311.910.7-25
Accommodation and Food Services7296.97.27346.67.0-5
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4374.15.44564.15.4-19
Information Media and Telecommunications990.91.31000.91.4-2
Financial and Insurance Services1361.32.81481.32.8-13
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1261.22.01321.22.0-6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4444.27.14704.26.9-26
Administrative and Support Services2492.43.42512.33.3-2
Public Administration and Safety6155.87.16625.97.1-47
Education and Training9979.48.29908.98.0+7
Health Care and Social Assistance1,23611.712.01,21210.911.6+24
Arts and Recreation Services1491.41.41511.41.4-3
Other Services4714.54.14794.34.1-7

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Employment (total) by industry 2015/16
Employment (total) by industry 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 2.7% Mining, Queensland: 2.4% Manufacturing, Queensland: 7.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.3% Construction, Queensland: 9.3% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.8% Retail Trade, Queensland: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 7.1% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 7.1% Education and Training, Queensland: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 12.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.4% Other Services, Queensland: 4.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Tablelands: 13.3% Mining, Tablelands: 1.8% Manufacturing, Tablelands: 5.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Tablelands: 1.5% Construction, Tablelands: 8.8% Wholesale Trade, Tablelands: 3.0% Retail Trade, Tablelands: 12.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Tablelands: 6.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Tablelands: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Tablelands: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Tablelands: 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Tablelands: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Tablelands: 4.2% Administrative and Support Services, Tablelands: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, Tablelands: 5.8% Education and Training, Tablelands: 9.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Tablelands: 11.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Tablelands: 1.4% Other Services, Tablelands: 4.5%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2010/11 to 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Tablelands: -20 Mining, Tablelands: -32 Manufacturing, Tablelands: -77 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Tablelands: -9 Construction, Tablelands: -288 Wholesale Trade, Tablelands: -5 Retail Trade, Tablelands: -25 Accommodation and Food Services, Tablelands: -5 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Tablelands: -19 Information Media and Telecommunications, Tablelands: -2 Financial and Insurance Services, Tablelands: -13 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Tablelands: -6 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Tablelands: -26 Administrative and Support Services, Tablelands: -2 Public Administration and Safety, Tablelands: -47 Education and Training, Tablelands: +7 Health Care and Social Assistance, Tablelands: +24 Arts and Recreation Services, Tablelands: -3 Other Services, Tablelands: -7
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©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 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,404 people or 13.3%)
  • Retail Trade (1,298 people or 12.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,236 people or 11.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 3,938 people in total or 37.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.7% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 10.7% in Retail Trade; and 12.0% 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 (13.3% compared to 2.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (12.3% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.2% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (5.6% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Tablelands decreased by 555 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2010/11 and 2015/16 in Tablelands were for those employed in:

  • Construction (-288 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-77 local workers)

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