Redland City

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries employs more of Redland City'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 Redland City residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Redland City, 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 Redland City 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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Redland City - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5270.72.65700.82.8-43
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services9411.21.27951.11.1+146
Wholesale Trade2,4033.12.42,4593.52.6-56
Retail Trade7,6029.99.37,23910.39.9+363
Accommodation and Food Services4,2185.57.23,8945.57.3+324
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,1695.44.74,1305.95.1+39
Information Media and Telecommunications7270.91.09081.31.2-181
Financial and Insurance Services2,0752.72.61,8872.72.5+188
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,3361.71.81,3431.92.0-7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,6806.16.74,0975.86.3+583
Administrative and Support Services2,5923.43.42,5113.63.5+81
Public Administration and Safety4,3785.76.24,0895.86.6+289
Education and Training6,5488.58.85,8058.39.0+743
Health Care and Social Assistance11,29014.715.48,87212.613.0+2,418
Arts and Recreation Services8761.11.59331.31.6-57
Other Services3,4004.43.93,0244.33.9+376
Industry not classified3,4044.44.53,1084.44.3+296
Total Persons76,804100.0100.070,173100.0100.0+6,631

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Redland City in 2021shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (11,290 people or 14.7%)
  • Construction (9,456 people or 12.3%)
  • Retail Trade (7,602 people or 9.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 28,348 people in total or 36.9% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Queensland employed 15.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.1% in Construction and 9.3% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of Redland City and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (12.3% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.7% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Accommodation and Food Services (5.5% compared to 7.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (7.1% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2016 and 2021 in Redland City were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,418 resident workforce)
  • Construction (+1,112 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+743 resident workforce)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+583 resident workforce)

Redland City Council

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