Lockyer Valley Regional Council

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Lockyer Valley Regional Council, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 2,833 local jobs in 2021/22.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the Lockyer Valley Regional 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 the Lockyer Valley Regional 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 the Lockyer Valley Regional 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
Lockyer Valley Regional Council2021/222016/17Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,83319.02.52,52619.92.7+307
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1150.81.31060.81.2+9
Wholesale Trade3862.62.63282.62.7+58
Retail Trade1,3969.49.31,1619.19.9+235
Accommodation and Food Services8575.86.97425.87.1+115
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8475.75.39367.45.4-90
Information Media and Telecommunications440.31.1940.71.5-50
Financial and Insurance Services890.62.7760.62.6+13
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1461.01.91481.22.0-2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3932.67.44353.46.7-41
Administrative and Support Services5583.83.34073.23.5+151
Public Administration and Safety7885.36.66385.06.7+150
Education and Training1,79412.19.21,74713.79.3+48
Health Care and Social Assistance1,4639.815.61,0518.313.6+412
Arts and Recreation Services870.61.51741.41.8-87
Other Services5093.44.24533.64.1+56
Total industries14,875100.0100.012,716100.0100.0+2,159

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. 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 the Lockyer Valley Regional Council in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (2,833 people or 19.0%)
  • Education and Training (1,794 people or 12.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,463 people or 9.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 6,090 people in total or 40.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.5% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 9.2% in Education and Training and 15.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Lockyer Valley Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (19.0% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (9.8% compared to 15.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.6% compared to 7.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (12.1% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Lockyer Valley Regional Council increased by 2,159 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

  • Manufacturing (+514 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+412 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+307 local workers)
  • Construction (+270 local workers)

Lockyer Valley Regional Council

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