Sunshine Coast

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In Sunshine Coast 46.8% of the local workers (All industries) are males and 53.2% are female.

The local workers is made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live. Local workers statistics reveal how the characteristics of the local workers in Sunshine Coast vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector local workers requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

NOTE: All tables in the workers section are based on Census employment data which differ from the NIEIR employment estimates. See data notes for more details.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Sunshine Coast in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Local workers key statistics - All industries
Sunshine Coast20162011change
Namenumber%. Queenslandnumber%. Queensland2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)110,848100.0100.095,834100.0100.0+15,014
Age structure
15 - 24 years17,39315.715.615,27815.916.5+2,115
25 - 54 years69,81163.065.662,01664.766.4+7,795
55 - 64 years18,67716.814.815,33616.014.0+3,341
65 years and over4,9694.54.03,1973.33.1+1,772
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance18,20716.413.014,33715.011.9+3,870
Retail trade13,15511.99.913,21613.810.7-61
Education and training10,6619.69.08,3798.77.9+2,282
Top three occupations
Clerical and administrative workers15,68914.213.714,46715.114.7+1,222
Technicians and trades workers15,54514.014.213,42414.014.9+2,121
Hours worked
Full time61,09355.162.353,01655.363.0+8,077
Part time47,90743.235.940,91542.733.3+6,992
Bachelor or higher degree25,69823.225.118,36819.221.5+7,330
Advanced diploma or diploma13,77412.410.910,31210.89.3+3,462
Certificate level30,74827.726.325,18626.324.7+5,562
No qualifications37,70334.035.038,04739.740.6-344
Individual Income
Less than $50023,63321.317.7--00--
$500 -$1,74972,39365.364.0--00--
$1,750 or more13,09411.816.7--00--
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport1,4121.36.91,1211.27.5+291
Walked only2,9012.63.33,1353.33.7-234
Other Characteristics
Born overseas25,18922.725.720,53321.423.7+4,656
Speaks a language other than English at home6,5335.912.33,9994.29.6+2,534
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20163,9393.64.7--00--

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