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Fraser Coast Regional Council

Resident workers (Local) - Occupations of employment

There are more local labour force technicians and trades workers in Fraser Coast 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 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
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Occupations
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Number%Regional QLD%Number%Regional QLD%2006 to 2011
Managers3,24910.112.53,31511.113.3-67
Professionals4,90315.215.63,88813.014.1+1,014
Technicians and Trades Workers5,03315.616.34,90916.416.5+123
Community and Personal Service Workers4,20713.110.33,45111.59.4+755
Clerical and Administrative Workers4,34413.513.24,13513.813.1+209
Sales Workers3,46710.810.23,31411.110.6+152
Machinery Operators And Drivers2,4427.68.32,1667.27.8+276
Labourers4,02112.511.94,24614.213.4-225
Inadequately described or not stated5701.81.85221.71.8+48

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 QLD: 12.5% Professionals, Regional QLD: 15.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Regional QLD: 16.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Regional QLD: 10.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Regional QLD: 13.2% Sales Workers, Regional QLD: 10.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Regional QLD: 8.3% Labourers, Regional QLD: 11.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Regional QLD: 1.8% Managers, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 10.1% Professionals, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 15.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 15.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 13.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 13.5% Sales Workers, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 10.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 7.6% Labourers, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 12.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.8%
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, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -67 Professionals, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +1,014 Technicians and Trades Workers, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +123 Community and Personal Service Workers, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +755 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +209 Sales Workers, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +152 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +276 Labourers, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -225 Inadequately described or not stated, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +48
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 Fraser Coast Regional Council in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (5,033 people or 15.6%)
  • Professionals (4,903 people or 15.2%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (4,344 people or 13.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 14,280 people in total or 44.3% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 16.3% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 15.6% in Professionals; and 13.2% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the local labour force of Fraser Coast Regional Council and Regional QLD were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (13.1% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Managers (10.1% compared to 12.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the local labour force in Fraser Coast Regional Council increased by 2,286 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+1,014 local labour force)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+755 local labour force)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+276 local labour force)
  • Labourers (-225 local labour force)

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