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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Labourers in the Bundaberg 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 the Bundaberg Regional Council'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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Bundaberg Regional Council 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Managers4,00311.812.14,15412.212.0-151
Professionals5,10315.019.84,86914.318.9+234
Technicians and Trades Workers4,79014.114.35,01214.714.9-222
Community and Personal Service Workers3,97711.711.33,44310.110.0+534
Clerical and Administrative Workers4,00111.813.64,18112.314.7-180
Sales Workers3,56010.59.73,60210.69.8-42
Machinery Operators And Drivers2,8798.56.92,9528.77.3-73
Labourers5,14315.110.55,22215.410.6-79
Inadequately described or not stated5241.51.65751.71.8-51
Total Persons33,980100.0100.034,010100.0100.0-30

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in the Bundaberg Regional Council in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (5,143 people or 15.1%)
  • Professionals (5,103 people or 15.0%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (4,790 people or 14.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 15,036 people in total or 44.2% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Queensland employed 10.5% in Labourers; 19.8% in Professionals and 14.3% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of the Bundaberg Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (15.0% compared to 19.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (15.1% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (11.8% compared to 13.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (8.5% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Bundaberg Regional Council decreased by 30 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Bundaberg Regional Council were those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+534 persons)
  • Professionals (+234 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-222 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-180 persons)

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