Redland City

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Redland City, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 5,368 FTE jobs in 2020/21.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in Redland City.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent 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.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in thespecific topic notes section.
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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Redland City2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4581.24.14291.23.2+29
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4351.21.33881.11.4+47
Wholesale Trade8052.23.29472.63.2-141
Retail Trade3,96910.88.04,41412.29.0-446
Accommodation and Food Services2,1255.85.22,1876.05.6-62
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,4013.85.51,3303.76.0+71
Information Media and Telecommunications4971.31.34311.21.5+66
Financial and Insurance Services6611.83.06211.72.8+39
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8972.42.08032.22.2+94
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,0515.67.62,1816.07.7-130
Administrative and Support Services1,3943.82.71,4103.93.1-16
Public Administration and Safety1,7094.66.81,5274.26.8+182
Education and Training4,19911.48.63,1998.88.1+1,000
Health Care and Social Assistance5,36814.613.35,18914.311.7+179
Arts and Recreation Services3611.01.34521.21.6-91
Other Services2,2006.03.81,8895.24.3+312
Total industries36,856100.0100.036,174100.0100.0+682

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 full-time equivalent local workers in Redland City in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,368 people or 14.6%)
  • Construction (4,923 people or 13.4%)
  • Education and Training (4,199 people or 11.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 14,489 people in total or 39.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.7% in Construction and 8.6% in Education and Training.

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

  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (1.1% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.2% compared to 4.1%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Education and Training (11.4% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (10.8% compared to 8.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Redland City increased by increased by 682 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in Redland City were for those employed in:

  • Education and Training (+1,000 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Other Services (+312 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+182 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+179 full-time equivalent local workers)

Redland City Council

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