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Resident workers (Local) - Occupations of employment

There are more local labour force technicians and trades workers in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region 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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett 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
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region 20112006Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2006 to 2011
Managers12,85112.912.013,35214.312.4-501
Professionals13,73813.718.911,31412.217.1+2,424
Technicians and Trades Workers14,91614.914.914,04815.115.4+868
Community and Personal Service Workers11,01311.010.09,0449.79.1+1,969
Clerical and Administrative Workers12,22112.214.711,26412.114.8+957
Sales Workers10,12310.19.89,43710.110.4+686
Machinery Operators And Drivers8,5338.57.37,5218.17.2+1,012
Labourers14,82014.810.615,44916.611.9-629
Inadequately described or not stated1,7541.81.81,6721.81.8+82

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, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 12.9% Professionals, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 13.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 14.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 11.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 12.2% Sales Workers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10.1% Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.5% Labourers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 14.8% Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
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Change in local resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011 Managers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -501 Professionals, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +2,424 Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +868 Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +1,969 Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +957 Sales Workers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +686 Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +1,012 Labourers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -629 Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +82
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local labour force in RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (14,916 people or 14.9%)
  • Labourers (14,820 people or 14.8%)
  • Professionals (13,738 people or 13.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 43,474 people in total or 43.5% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Queensland employed 14.9% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 10.6% in Labourers; and 18.9% in Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the local labour force of the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Labourers (14.8% compared to 10.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (8.5% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Professionals (13.7% compared to 18.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (12.2% compared to 14.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the local labour force in RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region increased by 6,868 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+2,424 local labour force)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,969 local labour force)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+1,012 local labour force)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+957 local labour force)

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