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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to Queensland.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local worers in RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Local workers occupations
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries20112006Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2006 to 2011
Managers11,79214.112.112,40915.112.6-617
Professionals12,79815.319.210,73013.117.6+2,068
Technicians and Trades Workers11,11613.315.011,39613.915.3-280
Community and Personal Service Workers9,79911.710.08,27810.19.1+1,521
Clerical and Administrative Workers11,37313.614.910,71813.115.2+655
Sales Workers9,17510.99.98,74910.710.5+426
Machinery Operators And Drivers5,6666.87.36,1177.57.1-451
Labourers11,38713.610.512,99915.811.7-1,612
Inadequately described or not stated7170.91.16930.81.0+24

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

Local workers occupations, 2011
Local workers occupations, 2011 Managers, Queensland: 12.1% Professionals, Queensland: 19.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland: 15.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland: 10.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland: 14.9% Sales Workers, Queensland: 9.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland: 7.3% Labourers, Queensland: 10.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland: 1.1% Managers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 14.1% Professionals, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 15.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 13.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 11.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 13.6% Sales Workers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 6.8% Labourers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 13.6% Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.9%
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 workers occupations, 2006 to 2011
Change in local workers occupations, 2006 to 2011 Managers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: -617 Professionals, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +2,068 Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: -280 Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +1,521 Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +655 Sales Workers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +426 Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: -451 Labourers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: -1,612 Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +24
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 in RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (12,798 local workers or 15.3%)
  • Managers (11,792 local workers or 14.1%)
  • Labourers (11,387 local workers or 13.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 35,977 people in total or 42.9% of the local workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 19.2% as Professionals; 12.1% as Managers; and 10.5% as Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (13.6% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (14.1% compared to 12.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (15.3% compared to 19.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (13.3% compared to 15.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Professionals (+2,068 local workers)
  • Labourers (-1,612 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,521 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+655 local workers)

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