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Employment by industry (Total)

In Tablelands, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,505 local jobs in 2018/19.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Tablelands. 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 Tablelands 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 Tablelands'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
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,50514.72.71,43313.62.7+72
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1711.71.21581.51.3+13
Wholesale Trade1761.72.92352.23.2-59
Retail Trade1,21311.910.51,27212.110.3-60
Accommodation and Food Services7247.17.66846.57.2+40
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3193.15.33773.65.3-58
Information Media and Telecommunications890.91.3890.81.4-1
Financial and Insurance Services1181.22.61421.32.7-24
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1161.11.71341.32.0-18
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4314.26.44294.16.7+2
Administrative and Support Services2382.33.32672.53.4-29
Public Administration and Safety4734.67.05255.06.5-51
Education and Training1,06710.49.21,06110.18.7+6
Health Care and Social Assistance1,42814.013.51,33612.712.5+93
Arts and Recreation Services1291.31.61551.51.6-25
Other Services4564.54.04574.34.3-1
Total industries10,222100.0100.010,531100.0100.0-309

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 Tablelands in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,505 people or 14.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,428 people or 14.0%)
  • Retail Trade (1,213 people or 11.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,146 people in total or 40.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.7% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 13.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 10.5% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Tablelands and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (14.7% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (4.6% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (3.1% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.2% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Tablelands increased by decreased by -309 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+93 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+72 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+40 local workers)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+13 local workers)

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