Labour and employment State

Statistical releases relating to labour and employment in Queensland. These include average weekly earnings, employment growth, unemployment and employment by industry and occupation.

  • Trend employment in Queensland rose in August 2019, up 0.2% (or 4,900 persons).

Current Releases

Labour force (report)

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The labour force brief summarises and compares for Queensland and Australia the monthly trends in employment, labour supply, the participation rate and the unemployment rate, released in the monthly Australian Bureau of Statistics publication, Labour force: Australia Preliminary (ABS 6202.0). The brief also includes an interstate comparison of employment growth, labour force growth and unemployment rates and a brief summary of trends in job vacancies during the month in Queensland and Australia. Both the brief and the ABS publication are generally released on the third Thursday of every month.

August 2019
pdf (42.15 KB)

Employment growth and unemployment, Queensland and Australia, 1978–79 to 2018–19 (table)

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This table provides a time series of employment growth and unemployment for Queensland and Australia.

Employment growth and unemployment, Queensland and Australia, 1978–79 to 2018–19
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Employment by industry (report)

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This information brief is based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) publication Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly  (ABS 6291.0.55.003). It summarises and compares for Queensland and Australia the quarterly employment changes by industry and proportion of employed persons by industry.

June quarter 2019
pdf (39.26 KB)

Employment by occupation (report)

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This information brief is based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) publication Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly (ABS 6291.0.55.003). It summarises and compares for Queensland and Australia the quarterly employment changes by occupation and proportion of employed persons by occupation.

June quarter 2019
pdf (34.43 KB)

Employed persons by occupation, Queensland, 1991–92 to 2018–19 (table)

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This table provides a time series of employment by occupation (ANZSCO) division for Queensland.

Employed persons by occupation, Queensland, 1991–92 to 2018–19
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Employed persons by industry, Queensland, 1985–86 to 2018–19 (table)

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This table provides a time series of employment by industry (ANZSIC) division for Queensland.

Employed persons by industry, Queensland, 1985–86 to 2018–19
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Occupation and industry in Queensland, Census 2016 Snapshot (report)

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This statistical snapshot presents information on the occupations of Queenslanders, and the industries they work in, using data from 2016 and earlier censuses. The proportion of Queenslanders by industry employed are presented by work status, sex and annual full-time median income. Key occupations are identified for men and women and young and older workers. Changes over time to the proportion of the Queensland population in key occupations are also highlighted.

Occupation and industry in Queensland, Census 2016 Snapshot
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Employment characteristics of Queenslanders, Census 2016 Snapshot (report)

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This statistical snapshot presents information on the employment characteristics of Queensland’s working age population using second release census data from 2016 and earlier censuses. The hours worked, median age, and industry and occupations of employed persons are featured, in addition to differences in labour force participation between men and women.

Employment characteristics of Queenslanders, Census 2016 Snapshot
pdf (40.49 KB)

Past Releases

The content in past releases may contain data for historical periods that have been revised in the latest release. For this reason, data should always be accessed from the latest release. Past releases are provided for reference purposes only.

Labour force (report)

Last reviewed

The labour force brief summarises and compares for Queensland and Australia the monthly trends in employment, labour supply, the participation rate and the unemployment rate, released in the monthly Australian Bureau of Statistics publication, Labour force: Australia Preliminary (ABS 6202.0). The brief also includes an interstate comparison of employment growth, labour force growth and unemployment rates and a brief summary of trends in job vacancies during the month in Queensland and Australia. Both the brief and the ABS publication are generally released on the third Thursday of every month.

July 2019
pdf (46.84 KB)
June 2019
pdf (50.91 KB)
May 2019
pdf (88.66 KB)
April 2019
pdf (89.72 KB)
March 2019
pdf (73.67 KB)
February 2019
pdf (58.13 KB)
January 2019
pdf (73.24 KB)
December 2018
pdf (64.21 KB)
November 2018
pdf (84.87 KB)
October 2018
pdf (57.91 KB)
September 2018
pdf (68.71 KB)
August 2018
pdf (44.75 KB)

Employment by industry (report)

Last reviewed

This information brief is based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) publication Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly  (ABS 6291.0.55.003). It summarises and compares for Queensland and Australia the quarterly employment changes by industry and proportion of employed persons by industry.

March quarter 2019
pdf (33.59 KB)
December quarter 2018
pdf (57.14 KB)
September quarter 2018
pdf (35.89 KB)
June quarter 2018
pdf (35.74 KB)

Employment by occupation (report)

Last reviewed

This information brief is based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) publication Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly (ABS 6291.0.55.003). It summarises and compares for Queensland and Australia the quarterly employment changes by occupation and proportion of employed persons by occupation.

March quarter 2019
pdf (34.49 KB)
December quarter 2018
pdf (55.89 KB)
September quarter 2018
pdf (34.82 KB)
June quarter 2018
pdf (36.98 KB)
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