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Quilpie Shire

Resident workers - Industry

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employs more of the Quilpie Shire's resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which the Quilpie Shire residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the Quilpie Shire, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in the Quilpie Shire are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
Quilpie Shire - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing12627.62.816629.62.6-40
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services71.
Wholesale Trade40.92.681.43.4-4
Retail Trade306.69.9315.510.0-1
Accommodation and Food Services265.77.3407.16.5-14
Transport, Postal and Warehousing275.95.1539.54.9-26
Information Media and Telecommunications001.2001.2--
Financial and Insurance Services51.12.550.92.5--
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services40.92.0001.7+4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services40.96.3006.1+4
Administrative and Support Services40.93.571.33.0-3
Public Administration and Safety6414.06.67212.96.3-8
Education and Training408.89.0335.97.4+7
Health Care and Social Assistance378.113.0254.511.2+12
Arts and Recreation Services40.91.6001.3+4
Other Services122.63.930.53.6+9
Industry not classified132.94.3223.92.2-9
Total Persons448100.0100.0538100.0100.0-90

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the Quilpie Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (126 people or 27.6%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (64 people or 14.0%)
  • Education and Training (40 people or 8.8%)

In combination these three industries employed 230 people in total or 50.4% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 6.6% in Public Administration and Safety and 9.0% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of the Quilpie Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (27.6% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (14.0% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (0.9% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (8.1% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the Quilpie Shire were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-40 resident workforce)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-26 resident workforce)
  • Construction (-23 resident workforce)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (-14 resident workforce)

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