Redland City

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in Redland City than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of Redland City's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Redland City 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Technicians and Trades Workers11,17415.914.311,12316.414.9+51
Community and Personal Service Workers7,65610.911.36,5219.610.0+1,135
Clerical and Administrative Workers11,21116.013.611,75317.314.7-542
Sales Workers7,05510.19.77,19810.69.8-143
Machinery Operators And Drivers4,4156.36.94,2356.27.3+180
Inadequately described or not stated1,0291.51.61,0841.61.8-55
Total Persons70,171100.0100.067,962100.0100.0+2,209

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

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in Redland City in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (12,040 people or 17.2%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (11,211 people or 16.0%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (11,174 people or 15.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 34,425 people in total or 49.0% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Queensland employed 19.8% in Professionals; 13.6% in Clerical and Administrative Workers and 14.3% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of Redland City and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (17.2% compared to 19.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (16.0% compared to 13.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.9% compared to 14.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (9.8% compared to 10.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Redland City increased by 2,209 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Redland City were those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,135 persons)
  • Professionals (+987 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-542 persons)
  • Managers (+389 persons)

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