Redland City

Employment by industry (Total)

In Redland City, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 7,459 local jobs in 2020/21.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Redland City. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Redland City regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Redland City's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
Redland City2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5871.23.25871.22.8+0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4400.91.24220.91.3+17
Wholesale Trade9211.93.01,0262.22.9-104
Retail Trade6,06812.69.56,75014.210.3-682
Accommodation and Food Services3,9228.26.94,1848.87.4-261
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,6813.55.11,4523.05.2+229
Information Media and Telecommunications8101.71.45281.11.4+282
Financial and Insurance Services7801.62.97251.52.6+54
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,0262.11.99952.12.0+31
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,4395.17.12,4595.26.7-20
Administrative and Support Services2,0314.23.22,1464.53.5-115
Public Administration and Safety2,0644.36.71,7773.76.5+287
Education and Training5,52611.59.14,85710.29.5+669
Health Care and Social Assistance7,45915.514.47,45815.713.2+1
Arts and Recreation Services5441.11.76911.51.7-147
Other Services2,7255.73.82,3224.94.1+402
Total industries48,023100.0100.047,623100.0100.0+400

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Redland City in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (7,459 people or 15.5%)
  • Retail Trade (6,068 people or 12.6%)
  • Education and Training (5,526 people or 11.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 19,054 people in total or 39.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 14.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.5% in Retail Trade and 9.1% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Redland City and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (12.6% compared to 9.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (11.5% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (4.3% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (0.8% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Redland City increased by increased by 400 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

  • Education and Training (+669 local workers)
  • Other Services (+402 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+287 local workers)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+282 local workers)

Redland City Council

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