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Resident workers (Local) - Occupations of employment

There are more local labour force labourers in the Gympie Regional Council 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 Gympie Regional Council'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
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Occupations
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2006 to 2011
Managers2,39213.812.02,37715.112.4+15
Professionals2,12612.318.91,77311.217.1+353
Technicians and Trades Workers2,69115.514.92,41315.315.4+278
Community and Personal Service Workers1,77810.210.01,4159.09.1+363
Clerical and Administrative Workers2,01411.614.71,77011.214.8+244
Sales Workers1,7049.89.81,5059.510.4+199
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,6209.37.31,4359.17.2+184
Labourers2,70615.610.62,77617.611.9-71
Inadequately described or not stated3231.91.83051.91.8+17

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, Queensland: 12.0% Professionals, Queensland: 18.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland: 14.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland: 10.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland: 14.7% Sales Workers, Queensland: 9.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland: 7.3% Labourers, Queensland: 10.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland: 1.8% Managers, Gympie Regional Council: 13.8% Professionals, Gympie Regional Council: 12.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Gympie Regional Council: 15.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, Gympie Regional Council: 10.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gympie Regional Council: 11.6% Sales Workers, Gympie Regional Council: 9.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gympie Regional Council: 9.3% Labourers, Gympie Regional Council: 15.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Gympie Regional Council: 1.9%
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, Gympie Regional Council: +15 Professionals, Gympie Regional Council: +353 Technicians and Trades Workers, Gympie Regional Council: +278 Community and Personal Service Workers, Gympie Regional Council: +363 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gympie Regional Council: +244 Sales Workers, Gympie Regional Council: +199 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gympie Regional Council: +184 Labourers, Gympie Regional Council: -71 Inadequately described or not stated, Gympie Regional Council: +17
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 Gympie Regional Council in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (2,706 people or 15.6%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (2,691 people or 15.5%)
  • Managers (2,392 people or 13.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 7,789 people in total or 44.9% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Queensland employed 10.6% in Labourers; 14.9% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 12.0% in Managers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the local labour force of the Gympie Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Labourers (15.6% compared to 10.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (9.3% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Professionals (12.3% compared to 18.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (11.6% compared to 14.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the local labour force in Gympie Regional Council increased by 1,582 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+363 local labour force)
  • Professionals (+353 local labour force)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+278 local labour force)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+244 local labour force)

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