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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Resident workers (Local) - Occupations of employment

There are more local labour force professionals in Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of Canberra Region's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

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Local resident workers occupations
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area 20112006Change
Occupations
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Number%Regional NSW%Number%Regional NSW%2006 to 2011
Managers4,42915.413.43,97215.714.5+457
Professionals5,73220.017.44,91019.416.3+822
Technicians and Trades Workers3,96713.815.23,62614.315.4+341
Community and Personal Service Workers2,6479.210.72,1918.79.6+456
Clerical and Administrative Workers5,58319.413.04,75718.812.9+826
Sales Workers2,1027.39.71,9107.510.0+192
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,4875.27.61,3815.57.3+106
Labourers2,0527.111.32,1308.412.3-78
Inadequately described or not stated7062.51.64361.71.6+270

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

Local resident workers occupations, 2011
Local resident workers occupations, 2011 Managers, Regional NSW: 13.4% Professionals, Regional NSW: 17.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Regional NSW: 15.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Regional NSW: 10.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Regional NSW: 13.0% Sales Workers, Regional NSW: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Regional NSW: 7.6% Labourers, Regional NSW: 11.3% Inadequately described or not stated, Regional NSW: 1.6% Managers, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 15.4% Professionals, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 20.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 13.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 9.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 19.4% Sales Workers, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 7.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 5.2% Labourers, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 7.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011 Managers, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +457 Professionals, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +822 Technicians and Trades Workers, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +341 Community and Personal Service Workers, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +456 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +826 Sales Workers, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +192 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +106 Labourers, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -78 Inadequately described or not stated, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +270
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local labour force in Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (5,732 people or 20.0%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (5,583 people or 19.4%)
  • Managers (4,429 people or 15.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 15,744 people in total or 54.8% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Regional NSW employed 17.4% in Professionals; 13.0% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 13.4% in Managers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the local labour force of Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (19.4% compared to 13.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Professionals (20.0% compared to 17.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Labourers (7.1% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Sales Workers (7.3% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the local labour force in Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area increased by 3,392 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area were for those employed as:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+826 local labour force)
  • Professionals (+822 local labour force)
  • Managers (+457 local labour force)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+456 local labour force)

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