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Employment by industry (Total)

In Tablelands, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 1,527 local jobs in 2019/20.

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%. Queensland2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,44114.03.11,48014.62.8-39
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1491.41.21261.21.3+23
Wholesale Trade2082.03.12012.03.1+6
Retail Trade1,20011.79.51,20811.910.2-9
Accommodation and Food Services6596.47.26796.77.3-20
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3153.15.13273.25.2-13
Information Media and Telecommunications710.71.4820.81.4-12
Financial and Insurance Services1451.42.61511.52.7-6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1281.21.91341.32.0-7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4614.57.14204.16.8+42
Administrative and Support Services2152.13.32742.73.5-59
Public Administration and Safety4684.56.84894.86.6-21
Education and Training1,06210.39.01,09510.89.1-33
Health Care and Social Assistance1,52714.813.81,34313.212.9+184
Arts and Recreation Services1621.61.71761.71.7-14
Other Services4434.34.04374.34.2+6
Total industries10,295100.0100.010,159100.0100.0+135

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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Tablelands in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,527 people or 14.8%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,441 people or 14.0%)
  • Retail Trade (1,200 people or 11.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,167 people in total or 40.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 3.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 9.5% 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 (14.0% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.5% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (4.5% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (11.7% compared to 9.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Tablelands increased by increased by 135 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+184 local workers)
  • Construction (+61 local workers)
  • Mining (+54 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+42 local workers)

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