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Employment by industry (Total)

In the Scenic Rim Regional Council, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,987 local jobs in 2019/20.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the Scenic Rim 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 Scenic Rim 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 Scenic Rim 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
Scenic Rim Regional Council2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,98712.83.11,68712.12.8+299
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1821.21.21611.21.3+22
Wholesale Trade3272.13.13132.23.1+14
Retail Trade1,3408.79.51,2829.210.2+59
Accommodation and Food Services1,5259.97.21,41310.27.3+111
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5293.45.14913.55.2+38
Information Media and Telecommunications1460.91.41310.91.4+15
Financial and Insurance Services1521.02.61541.12.7-2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1891.21.92041.52.0-15
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5563.67.15504.06.8+5
Administrative and Support Services4212.73.34283.13.5-7
Public Administration and Safety1,1697.66.89787.06.6+191
Education and Training1,66410.89.01,56311.29.1+100
Health Care and Social Assistance1,85712.013.81,54511.112.9+311
Arts and Recreation Services3422.21.73152.31.7+27
Other Services7364.84.06224.54.2+114
Total industries15,462100.0100.013,917100.0100.0+1,546

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the Scenic Rim Regional Council in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,987 people or 12.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,857 people or 12.0%)
  • Education and Training (1,664 people or 10.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 5,507 people in total or 35.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 3.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 13.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 9.0% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (12.8% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.6% compared to 7.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Accommodation and Food Services (9.9% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (0.4% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Scenic Rim Regional Council increased by increased by 1,546 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+311 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+299 local workers)
  • Construction (+259 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+191 local workers)

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