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Quilpie Shire

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Quilpie Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 122 local jobs in 2018/19.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the Quilpie Shire. 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 Quilpie Shire 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 Quilpie Shire'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
Quilpie Shire2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing12221.42.714121.12.7-19
Mining295.12.4609.03.0-31
Manufacturing183.16.9131.97.4+5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services132.31.2101.61.3+3
Construction366.39.610415.59.8-68
Wholesale Trade223.92.9223.23.2+1
Retail Trade274.810.5365.310.3-8
Accommodation and Food Services376.57.6375.57.2+0
Transport, Postal and Warehousing417.35.3395.95.3+2
Information Media and Telecommunications101.71.371.11.4+3
Financial and Insurance Services274.82.6395.82.7-12
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services30.51.760.82.0-3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services183.26.471.06.7+12
Administrative and Support Services172.93.381.33.4+8
Public Administration and Safety559.67.0608.96.5-5
Education and Training549.59.2395.98.7+15
Health Care and Social Assistance315.513.5345.112.5-3
Arts and Recreation Services10.11.610.11.6+0
Other Services81.44.050.84.3+3
Total industries570100.0100.0669100.0100.0-98

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. 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 Quilpie Shire in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (122 people or 21.4%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (55 people or 9.6%)
  • Education and Training (54 people or 9.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 231 people in total or 40.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.7% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 7.0% in Public Administration and Safety and 9.2% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (21.4% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (5.5% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (4.8% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (3.1% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Quilpie Shire increased by decreased by -98 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Education and Training (+15 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+12 local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+8 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+5 local workers)

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