Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.
The occupations of the local workers in Redland City will be influenced by factors including:
- The economic base and employment opportunities available in Redland City;
- The age of the workforce;
- The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
- The working and social aspirations of the population.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers occupations|
|Redland City - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Queensland||Number||%||Queensland||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||5,534||13.6||14.2||5,406||14.1||14.9||+128|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||5,694||14.0||11.4||4,853||12.7||10.0||+841|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||5,247||12.9||13.7||5,406||14.1||14.7||-159|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||1,929||4.8||6.9||1,854||4.8||7.3||+75|
|Inadequately described or not stated||568||1.4||1.6||540||1.4||1.8||+28|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in Redland City in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Professionals (7,166 local workers or 17.7%)
- Community and Personal Service Workers (5,694 local workers or 14.0%)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (5,534 local workers or 13.6%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 18,394 people in total or 45.3% of the All industries local workers.
In comparison, Queensland employed 19.9% as Professionals; 11.4% as Community and Personal Service Workers and 14.2% as Technicians and Trades Workers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in Redland City and Queensland were:
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (13.0% compared to 9.7%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (14.0% compared to 11.4%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (17.7% compared to 19.9%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (4.8% compared to 6.9%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in Redland City between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+841 local workers)
- Professionals (+784 local workers)
- Labourers (+342 local workers)
- Managers (+197 local workers)