Industry sector of employment
More Alexandra Hills residents work in health care and social assistance than any other industry.
Alexandra Hills’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|
|Industry sector||Number||%||Redland City||Number||%||Redland City||2006 to 2011|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||26||0.3||0.6||21||0.2||0.8||+5||14001|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||105||1.2||1.2||71||0.8||0.9||+34||14004|
|Accommodation and Food Services||456||5.3||5.3||471||5.5||5.3||-16||14008|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||535||6.2||5.9||545||6.3||5.8||-10||14009|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||93||1.1||1.4||178||2.1||1.5||-85||14010|
|Financial and Insurance Services||219||2.5||2.9||226||2.6||3.0||-7||14011|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||101||1.2||1.7||127||1.5||2.1||-26||14012|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||417||4.8||6.3||369||4.3||5.4||+48||14013|
|Administrative and Support Services||306||3.5||3.3||287||3.3||3.4||+19||14014|
|Public Administration and Safety||526||6.1||5.9||489||5.7||5.8||+37||14015|
|Education and Training||521||6.0||7.1||508||5.9||6.5||+13||14016|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||1,096||12.6||11.7||923||10.7||9.9||+172||14017|
|Arts and Recreation Services||90||1.0||1.1||81||0.9||1.1||+9||14018|
|Inadequately described or not stated||166||1.9||2.2||201||2.3||2.6||-36||14020|
|Total employed persons aged 15+||8,668||100.0||100.0||8,636||100.0||100.0||+33|
An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in Alexandra Hills in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:
- Health Care and Social Assistance (1,096 people or 12.6%)
- Retail Trade (1,088 people or 12.6%)
- Manufacturing (1,023 people or 11.8%)
In combination these three industries employed 3,207 people in total or 37.0% of the employed resident population.
In comparison, Redland City employed 11.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 11.4% in Retail Trade; and 10.6% in Manufacturing.
The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Alexandra Hills and Redland City were:
- A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (11.8% compared to 10.6%)
- A larger percentage of persons employed in retail trade (12.6% compared to 11.4%)
- A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (4.8% compared to 6.3%)
- A smaller percentage of persons employed in education and training (6.0% compared to 7.1%)
The number of employed people in Alexandra Hills increased by 32 between 2006 and 2011.
The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in Alexandra Hills were for those employed in:
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+172 persons)
- Manufacturing (-162 persons)
- Information Media and Telecommunications (-85 persons)
- Construction (+80 persons)