Scenic Rim Regional Council

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Scenic Rim Regional Council

Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in the Scenic Rim Regional Council, making up 12.7% 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 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, the Scenic Rim Regional Council in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Scenic Rim Regional Council20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,57112.72.81,49212.62.7+79
Mining610.52.3800.72.6-19
Manufacturing6535.36.07536.38.4-100
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1251.01.11481.21.2-23
Construction8937.28.98677.39.0+26
Wholesale Trade2612.12.63342.83.6-73
Retail Trade1,0678.69.91,22510.310.7-158
Accommodation and Food Services1,27510.37.41,1759.97.0+100
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4163.45.14133.55.2+3
Information Media and Telecommunications940.81.21301.11.2-36
Financial and Insurance Services1361.12.51431.22.7-7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1741.42.01711.41.8+3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4703.86.24563.86.5+14
Administrative and Support Services3092.53.52271.93.2+82
Public Administration and Safety8947.26.58567.26.7+38
Education and Training1,30110.59.01,1279.57.9+174
Health Care and Social Assistance1,35411.013.01,29310.911.9+61
Arts and Recreation Services2752.21.62121.81.4+63
Other Services4914.03.94353.73.9+56
Industry not classified5444.44.33162.72.4+228
Total persons12,364100.0100.011,871100.0100.0+493

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

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the Scenic Rim Regional Council in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,571 people or 12.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,354 people or 11.0%)
  • Education and Training (1,301 people or 10.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,226 people in total or 34.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 13.0% 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 (12.7% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Accommodation and Food Services (10.3% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.8% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (11.0% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Scenic Rim Regional Council were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+228 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+174 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-158 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+100 local workers)

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