Cassowary Coast

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Cassowary Coast, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 2,576 local jobs in 2022/23.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the Cassowary Coast. 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 the Cassowary Coast 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 the Cassowary Coast'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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
Cassowary Coast2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,57619.52.42,91422.12.6-337
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1491.11.31571.21.3-8
Wholesale Trade2201.72.52281.72.7-7
Retail Trade1,1168.59.11,2049.19.9-88
Accommodation and Food Services8086.16.98356.37.2-27
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7956.05.46845.25.5+111
Information Media and Telecommunications580.41.0670.51.3-10
Financial and Insurance Services1291.02.71471.12.5-17
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1050.81.71381.11.9-34
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4133.17.43512.76.6+62
Administrative and Support Services5554.23.33973.03.4+159
Public Administration and Safety6895.26.67365.66.7-47
Education and Training1,1228.59.21,0568.09.2+66
Health Care and Social Assistance1,67012.716.21,37210.414.1+299
Arts and Recreation Services1281.01.71831.41.7-55
Other Services5444.14.15414.14.1+4
Total industries13,197100.0100.013,173100.0100.0+24

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the Cassowary Coast in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (2,576 people or 19.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,670 people or 12.7%)
  • Manufacturing (1,170 people or 8.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 5,417 people in total or 41.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 16.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 6.4% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (19.5% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.1% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (12.7% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (6.7% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Cassowary Coast increased by 24 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+299 local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+159 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+111 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+66 local workers)

Cassowary Coast Regional Council

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