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Gympie Regional Council

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within Gympie Regional Council, 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
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Occupations
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Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2006 to 2011
Managers2,18515.512.12,25416.312.6-69
Professionals2,04914.519.21,76112.717.6+288
Technicians and Trades Workers1,89113.415.01,94014.015.3-49
Community and Personal Service Workers1,53510.910.01,2599.19.1+276
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,82912.914.91,67812.115.2+150
Sales Workers1,50410.69.91,40310.110.5+100
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,0287.37.31,1568.37.1-129
Labourers1,99214.110.52,28616.511.7-294
Inadequately described or not stated1190.81.11230.91.0-4

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, Gympie Regional Council: 15.5% Professionals, Gympie Regional Council: 14.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Gympie Regional Council: 13.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Gympie Regional Council: 10.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gympie Regional Council: 12.9% Sales Workers, Gympie Regional Council: 10.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gympie Regional Council: 7.3% Labourers, Gympie Regional Council: 14.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Gympie Regional Council: 0.8%
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 workers occupations, 2006 to 2011
Change in local workers occupations, 2006 to 2011 Managers, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: -69 Professionals, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +288 Technicians and Trades Workers, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: -49 Community and Personal Service Workers, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +276 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +150 Sales Workers, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +100 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: -129 Labourers, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: -294 Inadequately described or not stated, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: -4
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 Gympie Regional Council in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (2,185 local workers or 15.5%)
  • Professionals (2,049 local workers or 14.5%)
  • Labourers (1,992 local workers or 14.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 6,226 people in total or 44.1% of the local workers .

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

The major differences between the jobs held by the in Gympie Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (14.1% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (15.5% compared to 12.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (14.5% compared to 19.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (12.9% compared to 14.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in Gympie Regional Council between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Labourers (-294 local workers)
  • Professionals (+288 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+276 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+150 local workers)

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