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Quilpie Shire

Employment by industry (Total)

In Quilpie Shire, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 132 local jobs in 2017/18.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in 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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region 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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region'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.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
Quilpie Shire2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional QLD%Number%Regional QLD%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing13224.54.914923.04.8-18
Mining295.34.1538.14.4-24
Manufacturing203.76.2132.07.0+7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services101.81.2111.61.4-1
Construction336.110.211217.210.9-79
Wholesale Trade193.52.1243.72.9-5
Retail Trade295.410.5365.610.9-7
Accommodation and Food Services336.28.6375.78.1-4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing376.94.4467.14.6-9
Information Media and Telecommunications101.81.071.11.2+3
Financial and Insurance Services81.41.871.11.90
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services61.11.920.32.1+4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services20.44.520.34.60
Administrative and Support Services112.13.661.03.3+5
Public Administration and Safety539.85.86710.45.7-15
Education and Training499.29.6385.88.3+12
Health Care and Social Assistance336.113.8314.811.9+2
Arts and Recreation Services132.31.900.11.8+12
Other Services112.14.071.04.1+4

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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

Employment (total) by industry 2017/18
Employment (total) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional QLD: 4.9% Mining, Regional QLD: 4.1% Manufacturing, Regional QLD: 6.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional QLD: 1.2% Construction, Regional QLD: 10.2% Wholesale Trade, Regional QLD: 2.1% Retail Trade, Regional QLD: 10.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional QLD: 8.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional QLD: 4.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional QLD: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional QLD: 1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional QLD: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional QLD: 4.5% Administrative and Support Services, Regional QLD: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Regional QLD: 5.8% Education and Training, Regional QLD: 9.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional QLD: 13.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional QLD: 1.9% Other Services, Regional QLD: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Quilpie Shire: 24.5% Mining, Quilpie Shire: 5.3% Manufacturing, Quilpie Shire: 3.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Quilpie Shire: 1.8% Construction, Quilpie Shire: 6.1% Wholesale Trade, Quilpie Shire: 3.5% Retail Trade, Quilpie Shire: 5.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Quilpie Shire: 6.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Quilpie Shire: 6.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Quilpie Shire: 1.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Quilpie Shire: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Quilpie Shire: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Quilpie Shire: 0.4% Administrative and Support Services, Quilpie Shire: 2.1% Public Administration and Safety, Quilpie Shire: 9.8% Education and Training, Quilpie Shire: 9.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Quilpie Shire: 6.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Quilpie Shire: 2.3% Other Services, Quilpie Shire: 2.1%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Quilpie Shire: -18 Mining, Quilpie Shire: -24 Manufacturing, Quilpie Shire: +7 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Quilpie Shire: -1 Construction, Quilpie Shire: -79 Wholesale Trade, Quilpie Shire: -5 Retail Trade, Quilpie Shire: -7 Accommodation and Food Services, Quilpie Shire: -4 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Quilpie Shire: -9 Information Media and Telecommunications, Quilpie Shire: +3 Financial and Insurance Services, Quilpie Shire: 0 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Quilpie Shire: +4 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Quilpie Shire: 0 Administrative and Support Services, Quilpie Shire: +5 Public Administration and Safety, Quilpie Shire: -15 Education and Training, Quilpie Shire: +12 Health Care and Social Assistance, Quilpie Shire: +2 Arts and Recreation Services, Quilpie Shire: +12 Other Services, Quilpie Shire: +4
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Quilpie Shire in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (132 people or 24.5%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (53 people or 9.8%)
  • Education and Training (49 people or 9.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 234 people in total or 43.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 4.9% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 5.8% in Public Administration and Safety; and 9.6% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (24.5% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (6.1% compared to 13.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (5.4% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (6.1% compared to 10.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Quilpie Shire decreased by 111 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest change in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Quilpie Shire was for those employed in:

  • Construction (-79 local workers)

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