The real estate profession is booming in
Queensland, growing more than 25 per cent since 2011 and it remains an equal
opportunity profession, with women making up about 58 per cent of all workers
in the property operators and real estate services category, according to
Census data released today.
REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella said the Census
data, a count of employed people on Census night, aligned with expectations
considering how well the market is performing lately.
“We know that the profession grows when the
market is performing well and the over the past five years the Queensland real
estate market has delivered steady, sustainable growth, particularly in the
southeast corner,” she said.
“It’s a great job for communicators and
generally speaking, women are considered to be great communicators.
“It’s a career that can fit around the
commitments of kids and family and this has proven especially attractive to
women,” she said.
“Equally, this is a career that is very
well suited to men, who find that it is a career that rewards the effort that
is put in – basically it’s a great career choice for both men and women!” she
According to Census data released today
(October 23, 2017), Greater Brisbane is home to about 52 per cent of the
state’s property operators and real estate services professionals. The number
has grown from 12,919 in 2011 to 17,740 in 2016, representing around 37 per
cent growth. Women make up about 56 per cent in both 2016 and in 2011.
The Gold Coast market has grown about 36
per cent since 2011, with real estate practitioners growing from 4656 in 2011
to 6340 in 2016. About 56 per cent are women in 2016 and also in 2011.
The Sunshine Coast SD has grown around 22
per cent since 2011, growing from 2272 to 2775 real estate professionals in
2016. The percentage of those who are women has remained steady at about 59 per
Ms Mercorella said real estate was a great
career choice for someone who was looking to take a new direction.
“As the state’s leading training provider,
we meet many people at every different life stage looking to embrace a new
career – and we know that real estate fits the bill perfectly for hundreds of
our students every year as they go on to enjoy successful careers in real
estate,” she said.
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