Moreton Bay Region

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of Moreton Bay Region'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 Moreton Bay Region residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Moreton Bay Region, 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 Moreton Bay Region 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
Moreton Bay Region - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,5221.32.81,7170.92.6+805
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,3231.21.12,4561.31.1-133
Wholesale Trade5,2252.82.66,7623.63.4-1,537
Retail Trade20,65310.99.920,06810.810.0+585
Accommodation and Food Services11,3816.07.39,8285.36.5+1,553
Transport, Postal and Warehousing11,6956.25.111,2896.14.9+406
Information Media and Telecommunications2,1951.21.22,1031.11.2+92
Financial and Insurance Services4,9852.62.54,8902.62.5+95
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,3261.82.03,0151.61.7+311
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services10,3755.56.39,9995.46.1+376
Administrative and Support Services6,4723.43.55,5883.03.0+884
Public Administration and Safety13,2187.06.612,7346.86.3+484
Education and Training15,4178.19.012,1146.57.4+3,303
Health Care and Social Assistance25,40113.413.022,23112.011.2+3,170
Arts and Recreation Services2,5571.31.62,0521.11.3+505
Other Services8,0454.23.97,2343.93.6+811
Industry not classified8,5724.54.33,8532.12.2+4,719
Total Persons189,507100.0100.0174,492100.0100.0+15,015

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 Moreton Bay Region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (25,401 people or 13.4%)
  • Retail Trade (20,653 people or 10.9%)
  • Construction (20,411 people or 10.8%)

In combination these three industries employed 66,465 people in total or 35.1% of the total resident workforce.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (10.8% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.3% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Accommodation and Food Services (6.0% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Mining (1.1% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Industry not classified (+4,719 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (-4,573 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+3,303 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+3,170 resident workforce)

Moreton Bay Region

economic profile