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Livingstone Shire Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In Livingstone Shire Council area, Construction is the largest employer, generating 1,846 local jobs in 2019/20.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Livingstone Shire Council area. 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 Livingstone Shire Council area 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 Livingstone Shire Council area'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
Livingstone Shire Council area2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,73215.03.16486.52.8+1,083
Mining2642.32.62292.32.8+35
Manufacturing6455.66.96947.07.0-49
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services420.41.2820.81.3-40
Construction1,84616.09.799010.09.3+856
Wholesale Trade1601.43.12152.23.1-54
Retail Trade1,0238.99.51,15211.610.2-129
Accommodation and Food Services1,0018.77.21,12211.37.3-121
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2211.95.13133.15.2-92
Information Media and Telecommunications360.31.4510.51.4-15
Financial and Insurance Services1151.02.61271.32.7-11
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1941.71.92072.12.0-13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3663.27.13473.56.8+19
Administrative and Support Services2812.43.33283.33.5-47
Public Administration and Safety7696.76.86626.76.6+107
Education and Training1,32011.49.01,19312.09.1+127
Health Care and Social Assistance9568.313.81,02410.312.9-68
Arts and Recreation Services1701.51.71471.51.7+23
Other Services4063.54.04184.24.2-12
Total industries11,548100.0100.09,950100.0100.0+1,598

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 Livingstone Shire Council area in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (1,846 people or 16.0%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,732 people or 15.0%)
  • Education and Training (1,320 people or 11.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,898 people in total or 42.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 9.7% in Construction; 3.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 9.0% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (15.0% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (16.0% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (8.3% compared to 13.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.2% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Livingstone Shire Council area increased by increased by 1,598 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+1,083 local workers)
  • Construction (+856 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+127 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+107 local workers)

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