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Employment by industry (Total)

In Redland City, Retail Trade is the largest employer, generating 6,912 local jobs in 2015/16.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Redland City. 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 Redland City 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 Redland City'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.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
Redland City2015/162010/11Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3790.82.74100.92.8-31
Mining2580.62.42820.62.4-24
Manufacturing3,2837.27.73,5237.98.6-239
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3270.71.33330.81.3-6
Construction5,13111.39.34,91511.19.3+216
Wholesale Trade1,4473.23.81,4953.43.8-48
Retail Trade6,91215.210.76,94715.710.7-35
Accommodation and Food Services3,9828.87.23,6498.27.0+333
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,4203.15.41,3973.15.4+23
Information Media and Telecommunications6051.31.35961.31.4+9
Financial and Insurance Services7541.72.87731.72.8-18
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8992.02.09182.12.0-20
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,3675.27.12,3425.36.9+25
Administrative and Support Services1,9614.33.41,8334.13.3+128
Public Administration and Safety1,7383.87.11,7734.07.1-34
Education and Training4,65210.28.24,4129.98.0+240
Health Care and Social Assistance6,57714.512.06,06813.711.6+509
Arts and Recreation Services5341.21.45671.31.4-33
Other Services2,2595.04.12,1174.84.1+142

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Employment (total) by industry 2015/16
Employment (total) by industry 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 2.7% Mining, Queensland: 2.4% Manufacturing, Queensland: 7.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.3% Construction, Queensland: 9.3% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.8% Retail Trade, Queensland: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 7.1% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 7.1% Education and Training, Queensland: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 12.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.4% Other Services, Queensland: 4.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Redland City: 0.8% Mining, Redland City: 0.6% Manufacturing, Redland City: 7.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Redland City: 0.7% Construction, Redland City: 11.3% Wholesale Trade, Redland City: 3.2% Retail Trade, Redland City: 15.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Redland City: 8.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Redland City: 3.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Redland City: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Redland City: 1.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Redland City: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Redland City: 5.2% Administrative and Support Services, Redland City: 4.3% Public Administration and Safety, Redland City: 3.8% Education and Training, Redland City: 10.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Redland City: 14.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Redland City: 1.2% Other Services, Redland City: 5.0%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2010/11 to 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Redland City: -31 Mining, Redland City: -24 Manufacturing, Redland City: -239 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Redland City: -6 Construction, Redland City: +216 Wholesale Trade, Redland City: -48 Retail Trade, Redland City: -35 Accommodation and Food Services, Redland City: +333 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Redland City: +23 Information Media and Telecommunications, Redland City: +9 Financial and Insurance Services, Redland City: -18 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Redland City: -20 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Redland City: +25 Administrative and Support Services, Redland City: +128 Public Administration and Safety, Redland City: -34 Education and Training, Redland City: +240 Health Care and Social Assistance, Redland City: +509 Arts and Recreation Services, Redland City: -33 Other Services, Redland City: +142
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Redland City in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Retail Trade (6,912 people or 15.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,577 people or 14.5%)
  • Construction (5,131 people or 11.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 18,619 people in total or 40.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 10.7% in Retail Trade; 12.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.3% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (15.2% compared to 10.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (14.5% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (3.8% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (3.1% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Redland City increased by 1,137 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2010/11 and 2015/16 in Redland City were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+509 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+333 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+240 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-239 local workers)

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