Moreton Bay Region

Local workers - Key statistics

In Moreton Bay Region 47.2% of the local workers are males and 52.8% are female.

The workforce is made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live. Workforce statistics reveal how the characteristics of the workforce in Moreton Bay Region vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector workforce requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

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

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 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. Moreton Bay Region currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that Moreton Bay Region subscribe to the FULL version of
Current benchmark:
Local workers key statistics - All industry sectors
Moreton Bay Region2016
Namenumber%. Queensland
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)112,980100.0100.0
Age structure
15 - 24 years21,22918.815.6
25 - 54 years71,17563.065.6
55 - 64 years16,30714.414.8
65 years and over4,2603.84.0
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance16,81514.913.0
Retail trade15,90214.19.9
Education and training12,29210.99.0
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers15,97914.114.2
Community and personal service workers15,55013.811.4
Hours worked
Full time62,84355.662.3
Part time48,05542.535.9
Bachelor or higher degree22,65620.125.1
Advanced diploma or diploma12,49711.110.9
Certificate level32,54828.826.3
No qualifications42,24637.435.0
Individual Income
Less than $50025,62322.717.7
$500 -$1,74973,98265.564.0
$1,750 or more11,64810.316.7
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport2,1511.96.9
Walked only2,3952.13.3
Other Characteristics
Born overseas27,10924.025.7
Speaks a language other than English at home9,9038.812.3
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20164,3903.94.7

Moreton Bay Region

economic profile