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Industry sector of employment

More Redland City residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2011.

Redland City’s industry statistics identify the industry sectors in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This will be influenced by the skill base and socio-economic status of the residents as well as the industries and employment opportunities present in the region.

When viewed in conjunction with Residents Place of Work data and Method of Travel to Work, industry sector statistics provide insights into the relationship between the economic and residential role of the area.

Derived from the two Census questions:

'What best describes the business of your employer?' and 'What are the main goods produced or main services provided by your employers business?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
Redland City - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3930.60.74640.80.9-71
Mining7801.11.34640.80.6+316
Manufacturing7,20210.69.37,60612.311.1-404
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services8151.21.25610.91.0+254
Construction7,51211.18.36,52810.68.1+984
Wholesale trade3,3725.04.13,4515.64.6-79
Retail Trade7,72311.410.17,72912.511.2-6
Accommodation and Food Services3,6115.36.03,2645.35.8+347
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,0065.95.73,5695.85.5+437
Information Media and Telecommunications9351.41.49261.51.7+9
Financial and Insurance Services1,9402.93.41,8763.03.6+64
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,1571.71.71,2692.12.0-112
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,2716.38.33,3215.47.2+950
Administrative and Support Services2,2503.33.32,0913.43.2+159
Public Administration and Safety4,0005.97.53,5675.87.1+433
Education and Training4,8567.18.14,0246.57.9+832
Health Care and Social Assistance7,95311.712.46,1429.910.8+1,811
Arts and Recreation Services7611.11.36681.11.3+93
Other Services2,9254.33.72,6174.23.7+308
Inadequately described or not stated1,5062.22.21,5942.62.6-88

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Industry sector of employment, 2011
Industry sector of employment, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Brisbane: 0.7% Mining, Greater Brisbane: 1.3% Manufacturing, Greater Brisbane: 9.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Brisbane: 1.2% Construction, Greater Brisbane: 8.3% Wholesale trade, Greater Brisbane: 4.1% Retail Trade, Greater Brisbane: 10.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Brisbane: 6.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Brisbane: 5.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Brisbane: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Brisbane: 3.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Brisbane: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Brisbane: 8.3% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Brisbane: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Brisbane: 7.5% Education and Training, Greater Brisbane: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Brisbane: 12.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Brisbane: 1.3% Other Services, Greater Brisbane: 3.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Greater Brisbane: 2.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Redland City: 0.6% Mining, Redland City: 1.1% Manufacturing, Redland City: 10.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Redland City: 1.2% Construction, Redland City: 11.1% Wholesale trade, Redland City: 5.0% Retail Trade, Redland City: 11.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Redland City: 5.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Redland City: 5.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Redland City: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Redland City: 2.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Redland City: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Redland City: 6.3% Administrative and Support Services, Redland City: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Redland City: 5.9% Education and Training, Redland City: 7.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Redland City: 11.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Redland City: 1.1% Other Services, Redland City: 4.3% Inadequately described or not stated, Redland City: 2.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Redland City: -71 Mining, Redland City: +316 Manufacturing, Redland City: -404 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Redland City: +254 Construction, Redland City: +984 Wholesale trade, Redland City: -79 Retail Trade, Redland City: -6 Accommodation and Food Services, Redland City: +347 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Redland City: +437 Information Media and Telecommunications, Redland City: +9 Financial and Insurance Services, Redland City: +64 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Redland City: -112 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Redland City: +950 Administrative and Support Services, Redland City: +159 Public Administration and Safety, Redland City: +433 Education and Training, Redland City: +832 Health Care and Social Assistance, Redland City: +1,811 Arts and Recreation Services, Redland City: +93 Other Services, Redland City: +308 Inadequately described or not stated, Redland City: -88
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in Redland City in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (7,953 people or 11.7%)
  • Retail Trade (7,723 people or 11.4%)
  • Construction (7,512 people or 11.1%)

In combination, these three industries employed 23,188 people in total or 34.1% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Brisbane employed 12.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.1% in Retail Trade; and 8.3% in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Redland City and Greater Brisbane were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in construction (11.1% compared to 8.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (10.6% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (6.3% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in public administration and safety (5.9% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Redland City increased by 6,237 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in Redland City were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,811 persons)
  • Construction (+984 persons)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+950 persons)
  • Education and Training (+832 persons)

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