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Employment by industry (Total)

In the Scenic Rim Regional Council, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 2,031 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 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 Council2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,03113.12.71,65511.82.7+376
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1971.31.21741.21.3+23
Wholesale Trade3992.62.93272.33.2+72
Retail Trade1,59610.310.51,3039.310.3+293
Accommodation and Food Services1,5469.97.61,39010.07.2+156
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5163.35.34893.55.3+26
Information Media and Telecommunications1631.11.31461.01.4+17
Financial and Insurance Services1531.02.61511.12.7+1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1771.11.72021.42.0-25
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5353.46.45453.96.7-9
Administrative and Support Services4252.73.34122.93.4+14
Public Administration and Safety1,0066.57.09676.96.5+39
Education and Training1,68210.89.21,49310.78.7+189
Health Care and Social Assistance1,64710.613.51,52210.912.5+125
Arts and Recreation Services3242.11.63062.21.6+19
Other Services6524.24.06484.64.3+4
Total industries15,536100.0100.013,970100.0100.0+1,566

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in 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 Scenic Rim Regional Council in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (2,031 people or 13.1%)
  • Education and Training (1,682 people or 10.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,647 people or 10.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 5,360 people in total or 34.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.7% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 9.2% in Education and Training and 13.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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 (13.1% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (10.6% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.4% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Accommodation and Food Services (9.9% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Scenic Rim Regional Council increased by increased by 1,566 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+376 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+293 local workers)
  • Construction (+242 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+189 local workers)

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