Gold Coast City

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of Gold Coast City's resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which Gold Coast City residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Gold Coast City, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in Gold Coast City are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Gold Coast City - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,2950.52.88670.32.6+428
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,5200.61.11,7340.71.1-214
Wholesale Trade6,3232.42.68,6443.53.4-2,321
Retail Trade29,29311.29.928,61311.410.0+680
Accommodation and Food Services25,2409.77.322,3268.96.5+2,914
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9,8443.85.18,9583.64.9+886
Information Media and Telecommunications4,0521.61.23,9171.61.2+135
Financial and Insurance Services6,7092.62.56,5502.62.5+159
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7,7193.02.06,3592.51.7+1,360
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services15,9806.16.314,6035.86.1+1,377
Administrative and Support Services11,3114.33.59,2103.73.0+2,101
Public Administration and Safety11,0744.36.69,9704.06.3+1,104
Education and Training21,1278.19.016,4616.67.4+4,666
Health Care and Social Assistance32,38012.413.025,67610.311.2+6,704
Arts and Recreation Services7,7183.01.66,8452.71.3+873
Other Services10,3734.03.99,3923.83.6+981
Industry not classified12,8064.94.36,1762.52.2+6,630
Total Persons260,551100.0100.0231,646100.0100.0+28,905

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Gold Coast City in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (32,380 people or 12.4%)
  • Construction (29,959 people or 11.5%)
  • Retail Trade (29,293 people or 11.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 91,632 people in total or 35.2% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.0% in Construction and 9.9% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of Gold Coast City and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (11.5% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Accommodation and Food Services (9.7% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.5% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.3% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in Gold Coast City were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+6,704 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+6,630 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+4,666 resident workforce)
  • Construction (+3,816 resident workforce)

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