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Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In Gold Coast City 49.1% of the local workers are males and 50.9% are female.

The local workers are made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live. Local workers statistics reveal how the characteristics of the local workers in Gold Coast City vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector local worker requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

NOTE: All tables in the local workers section are based on Census employment data which differ from the NIEIR employment estimates. See data notes for more details.

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, Gold Coast City 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.

Local workers key statistics - All industries
Gold Coast City20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)235,526100.0100.0203,724100.0100.0+31,802
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years38,23716.215.634,01416.716.5+4,223
25 - 54 years152,54264.865.6133,59065.666.4+18,952
55 - 64 years34,11014.514.829,05814.314.0+5,052
65 years and over10,6324.54.07,0663.53.1+3,566
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance30,57913.013.024,02911.811.9+6,550
Retail trade27,59011.79.926,80413.210.7+786
Accommodation and food services24,99710.67.421,97210.87.0+3,025
Top three occupations--------------
Clerical and administrative workers33,17214.113.730,86815.214.7+2,304
Technicians and trades workers32,11013.614.228,51514.014.9+3,595
Hours worked--------------
Full time139,12959.162.3120,94059.463.0+18,189
Part time92,18039.135.978,61638.633.3+13,564
Bachelor or higher degree54,67823.225.139,45219.421.5+15,226
Advanced diploma or diploma29,73312.610.922,20910.99.3+7,524
Certificate level60,71425.826.350,02024.624.7+10,694
No qualifications83,48635.435.083,07540.840.6+411
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50044,56818.917.7--------
$500 -$1,749157,18266.764.0--------
$1,750 or more29,96112.716.7--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport6,5882.86.95,1592.57.5+1,429
Walked only6,2542.73.35,9942.93.7+260
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas77,62033.025.763,73531.323.7+13,885
Speaks a language other than English at home30,82813.112.320,41510.09.6+10,413
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 201614,1286.04.7--------

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.