Bundaberg Regional Council
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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers occupations|
|Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Queensland||Number||%||Queensland||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||3,983||12.7||14.2||4,106||13.2||14.9||-123|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||3,831||12.2||11.4||3,330||10.7||10.0||+501|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||3,900||12.4||13.7||4,094||13.1||14.7||-194|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||2,194||7.0||6.9||2,205||7.1||7.3||-11|
|Inadequately described or not stated||467||1.5||1.6||521||1.7||1.8||-54|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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%)
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)