Scenic Rim Regional Council

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the Scenic Rim Regional Council, making up 11.8% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the Scenic Rim Regional Council regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across the Scenic Rim Regional Council.

Note: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Scenic Rim Regional Council20212016Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,61811.62.61,57112.72.8+47
Mining950.72.2610.52.3+34
Manufacturing6925.05.86535.36.0+39
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1320.91.21251.01.1+7
Construction1,1478.29.18937.28.9+254
Wholesale Trade2932.12.32612.12.6+32
Retail Trade1,1318.19.31,0678.69.9+64
Accommodation and Food Services1,42610.37.21,27510.37.4+151
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4873.54.74163.45.1+71
Information Media and Telecommunications600.40.9940.81.2-34
Financial and Insurance Services1401.02.51361.12.5+4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1691.21.81741.42.0-5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5223.86.74703.86.2+52
Administrative and Support Services3462.53.43092.53.5+37
Public Administration and Safety1,0067.26.18947.26.5+112
Education and Training1,44710.48.91,30110.59.0+146
Health Care and Social Assistance1,63811.815.41,35411.013.0+284
Arts and Recreation Services3052.21.52752.21.6+30
Other Services5423.93.94914.03.9+51
Industry not classified7185.24.55444.44.3+174
Total persons13,907100.0100.012,364100.0100.0+1,543

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the Scenic Rim Regional Council in 2021 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,638 people or 11.8%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,618 people or 11.6%)
  • Education and Training (1,447 people or 10.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,703 people in total or 33.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 15.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 2.6% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 8.9% 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 (11.6% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (11.8% compared to 15.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Accommodation and Food Services (10.3% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.8% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2016 and 2021 in the Scenic Rim Regional Council were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+284 local workers)
  • Construction (+254 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+174 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+151 local workers)

Scenic Rim Regional Council

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