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Industry sector of employment

More Redland City residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2016.

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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
Redland City - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Industry sectorNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5700.80.93930.60.7+177
Mining8061.11.27801.11.3+26
Manufacturing5,3597.66.57,20210.69.3-1,843
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7951.11.18151.21.2-20
Construction8,34411.98.67,51211.18.3+832
Retail Trade7,23910.39.57,72311.410.1-484
Wholesale trade2,4593.53.03,3725.04.1-913
Accommodation and Food Services3,8945.56.53,6115.36.0+283
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,1305.95.74,0065.95.7+124
Information Media and Telecommunications9081.31.49351.41.4-27
Financial and Insurance Services1,8872.73.21,9402.93.4-53
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,3431.92.01,1571.71.7+186
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,0975.87.94,2716.38.3-174
Administrative and Support Services2,5113.63.52,2503.33.3+261
Public Administration and Safety4,0895.87.14,0005.97.5+89
Education and Training5,8058.39.24,8567.18.1+949
Health Care and Social Assistance8,87212.613.17,95311.712.4+919
Arts and Recreation Services9331.31.57611.11.3+172
Other Services3,0244.33.82,9254.33.7+99
Inadequately described or not stated3,1084.44.31,5062.22.2+1,602

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Industry sector of employment, 2016
Industry sector of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Brisbane: 0.9% Mining, Greater Brisbane: 1.2% Manufacturing, Greater Brisbane: 6.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Brisbane: 1.1% Construction, Greater Brisbane: 8.6% Retail Trade, Greater Brisbane: 9.5% Wholesale trade, Greater Brisbane: 3.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Brisbane: 6.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Brisbane: 5.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Brisbane: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Brisbane: 3.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Brisbane: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Brisbane: 7.9% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Brisbane: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Brisbane: 7.1% Education and Training, Greater Brisbane: 9.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Brisbane: 13.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Brisbane: 1.5% Other Services, Greater Brisbane: 3.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Redland City: 0.8% Mining, Redland City: 1.1% Manufacturing, Redland City: 7.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Redland City: 1.1% Construction, Redland City: 11.9% Retail Trade, Redland City: 10.3% Wholesale trade, Redland City: 3.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Redland City: 5.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Redland City: 5.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Redland City: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Redland City: 2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Redland City: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Redland City: 5.8% Administrative and Support Services, Redland City: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Redland City: 5.8% Education and Training, Redland City: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Redland City: 12.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Redland City: 1.3% Other Services, Redland City: 4.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in industry sector of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in industry sector of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Redland City: +177 Mining, Redland City: +26 Manufacturing, Redland City: -1,843 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Redland City: -20 Construction, Redland City: +832 Retail Trade, Redland City: -484 Wholesale trade, Redland City: -913 Accommodation and Food Services, Redland City: +283 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Redland City: +124 Information Media and Telecommunications, Redland City: -27 Financial and Insurance Services, Redland City: -53 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Redland City: +186 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Redland City: -174 Administrative and Support Services, Redland City: +261 Public Administration and Safety, Redland City: +89 Education and Training, Redland City: +949 Health Care and Social Assistance, Redland City: +919 Arts and Recreation Services, Redland City: +172 Other Services, Redland City: +99
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8,872 people or 12.6%)
  • Construction (8,344 people or 11.9%)
  • Retail Trade (7,239 people or 10.3%)

In combination, these three industries employed 24,455 people in total or 34.8% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Brisbane employed 13.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.6% in Construction; and 9.5% in Retail Trade.

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 (11.9% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (7.6% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (5.8% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in public administration and safety (5.8% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Redland City increased by 2,205 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2011 and 2016 in Redland City were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-1,843 persons)
  • Education and Training (+949 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+919 persons)
  • Wholesale trade (-913 persons)

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