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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In the Bundaberg Regional Council, 15.8% of workers were Professionals, compared to 19.9% in 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 workers in the Bundaberg Regional Council will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in the Bundaberg Regional Council;
  • 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 the Bundaberg Regional Council, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, the Bundaberg Regional Council in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Local workers occupations
Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Technicians and Trades Workers3,98312.714.24,10613.214.9-123
Community and Personal Service Workers3,83112.211.43,33010.710.0+501
Clerical and Administrative Workers3,90012.413.74,09413.114.7-194
Sales Workers3,51411.29.73,51611.39.8-2
Machinery Operators And Drivers2,1947.06.92,2057.17.3-11
Inadequately described or not stated4671.51.65211.71.8-54
Total Persons31,342100.0100.031,138100.0100.0+204

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 All industries workforce in the Bundaberg Regional Council in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (4,947 local workers or 15.8%)
  • Labourers (4,659 local workers or 14.9%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (3,983 local workers or 12.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 13,589 people in total or 43.3% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 19.9% as Professionals; 10.6% as Labourers and 14.2% as Technicians and Trades Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (14.9% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (15.8% compared to 19.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (12.7% compared to 14.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (11.2% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the Bundaberg Regional Council between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+501 local workers)
  • Professionals (+223 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-194 local workers)
  • Managers (-161 local workers)

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