Lockyer Valley Regional Council

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Lockyer Valley Regional Council, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 3,792 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 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 Council2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,79224.32.42,69220.12.6+1,100
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1420.91.31080.81.3+35
Wholesale Trade3062.02.53052.32.7+1
Retail Trade1,4389.29.11,2629.49.9+176
Accommodation and Food Services9506.16.98876.67.2+62
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9956.45.41,0187.65.5-23
Information Media and Telecommunications610.41.0570.41.3+4
Financial and Insurance Services940.62.7810.62.5+12
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1290.81.71441.11.9-15
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4172.77.44043.06.6+13
Administrative and Support Services4653.03.34003.03.4+65
Public Administration and Safety7885.16.67555.66.7+33
Education and Training1,88012.19.21,73713.09.2+143
Health Care and Social Assistance1,4039.016.21,0968.214.1+307
Arts and Recreation Services1110.71.71441.11.7-33
Other Services4502.94.14133.14.1+37
Total industries15,574100.0100.013,387100.0100.0+2,187

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 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (3,792 people or 24.3%)
  • Education and Training (1,880 people or 12.1%)
  • Retail Trade (1,438 people or 9.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 7,109 people in total or 45.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 9.2% in Education and Training and 9.1% in Retail Trade.

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 (24.3% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (9.0% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (4.8% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.7% compared to 7.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Lockyer Valley Regional Council increased by 2,187 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+1,100 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+307 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+285 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+176 local workers)

Lockyer Valley Regional Council

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