Moreton Bay Region

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Moreton Bay Region, making up 14.9% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Moreton Bay Region regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across Moreton Bay Region.

Note: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Data source

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, Moreton Bay Region 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.
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Moreton Bay Region20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,4062.12.81,6081.62.7+798
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,0220.91.11,0221.01.2--
Wholesale Trade2,6832.42.63,5363.63.6-853
Retail Trade15,90214.19.915,16515.310.7+737
Accommodation and Food Services8,8107.87.47,5887.77.0+1,222
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,9083.55.13,5773.65.2+331
Information Media and Telecommunications8000.71.25820.61.2+218
Financial and Insurance Services2,1071.92.51,9442.02.7+163
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,2132.02.01,9702.01.8+243
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,9534.46.24,5064.66.5+447
Administrative and Support Services3,2772.93.52,6032.63.2+674
Public Administration and Safety4,5294.06.54,2494.36.7+280
Education and Training12,29210.99.09,6549.87.9+2,638
Health Care and Social Assistance16,81514.913.013,92714.111.9+2,888
Arts and Recreation Services1,4191.31.61,1441.21.4+275
Other Services5,2304.63.94,4474.53.9+783
Industry not classified5,5394.94.32,2152.22.4+3,324
Total persons112,980100.0100.098,831100.0100.0+14,149

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

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Moreton Bay Region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (16,815 people or 14.9%)
  • Retail Trade (15,902 people or 14.1%)
  • Education and Training (12,292 people or 10.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 45,009 people in total or 39.8% of the local workers.

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

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Moreton Bay Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (14.1% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (4.0% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (0.4% compared to 2.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (14.9% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Moreton Bay Region were for those employed in:

  • Industry not classified (+3,324 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,888 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-2,644 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+2,638 local workers)

Moreton Bay Region

economic profile