Banana Shire

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Banana Shire

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Managers in Banana Shire 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 Banana Shire'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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Banana Shire 20212016Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Technicians and Trades Workers1,09615.513.71,14315.914.3-47
Community and Personal Service Workers5367.612.34916.811.3+45
Clerical and Administrative Workers6589.312.76899.613.6-31
Sales Workers4366.28.74716.69.7-35
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,03114.66.81,01414.16.9+17
Inadequately described or not stated1622.31.9991.41.6+63
Total Persons7,052100.0100.07,180100.0100.0-128

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in Banana Shire in 2021shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (1,377 people or 19.5%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,096 people or 15.5%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (1,031 people or 14.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,504 people in total or 49.7% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Queensland employed 12.5% in Managers; 13.7% in Technicians and Trades Workers and 6.8% in Machinery Operators And Drivers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of Banana Shire and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (10.6% compared to 21.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (14.6% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (19.5% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (7.6% compared to 12.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Banana Shire decreased by 128 between 2016 and 2021.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2016 and 2021 in Banana Shire were those employed as:

  • Labourers (-100 persons)
  • Managers (-78 persons)
  • Inadequately described or not stated (+63 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-47 persons)

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