Douglas Shire Council

Employment by industry (Total)

In Douglas Shire Council, Accommodation and Food Services is the largest employer, generating 1,543 local jobs in 2022/23.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Douglas Shire Council. 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 Douglas Shire Council 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 Douglas Shire Council'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
Douglas Shire Council2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2553.82.42764.32.6-20
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services340.51.3490.81.3-15
Wholesale Trade731.12.5681.02.7+6
Retail Trade6469.69.166010.29.9-14
Accommodation and Food Services1,54323.06.91,64625.57.2-102
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4917.35.45188.05.5-27
Information Media and Telecommunications230.31.0280.41.3-5
Financial and Insurance Services310.52.7330.52.5-2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1362.01.71532.41.9-17
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2764.17.41963.06.6+80
Administrative and Support Services5718.53.34617.13.4+110
Public Administration and Safety3214.86.63064.76.7+15
Education and Training4616.99.23946.19.2+67
Health Care and Social Assistance6079.016.25017.814.1+106
Arts and Recreation Services1962.91.72503.91.7-54
Other Services2543.84.12543.94.1+1
Total industries6,714100.0100.06,455100.0100.0+259

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 Douglas Shire Council in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (1,543 people or 23.0%)
  • Retail Trade (646 people or 9.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (607 people or 9.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 2,796 people in total or 41.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 6.9% in Accommodation and Food Services; 9.1% in Retail Trade and 16.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Douglas Shire Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Accommodation and Food Services (23.0% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (9.0% compared to 16.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Administrative and Support Services (8.5% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.1% compared to 7.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Douglas Shire Council increased by 259 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

  • Construction (+141 local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+110 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+106 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+80 local workers)

Douglas Shire Council

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