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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the Bundaberg 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 workers in Bundaberg Regional Council will be influenced by factors including:

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

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, 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 industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Managers3,84712.312.14,00812.912.0-161
Professionals4,94715.819.94,72415.218.9+223
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
Labourers4,65914.910.64,63414.910.6+25
Inadequately described or not stated4671.51.65211.71.8-54

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

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Queensland: 12.1% Professionals, Queensland: 19.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland: 14.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland: 11.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland: 13.7% Sales Workers, Queensland: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland: 6.9% Labourers, Queensland: 10.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland: 1.6% Managers, Bundaberg Regional Council: 12.3% Professionals, Bundaberg Regional Council: 15.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Bundaberg Regional Council: 12.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Bundaberg Regional Council: 12.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Bundaberg Regional Council: 12.4% Sales Workers, Bundaberg Regional Council: 11.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Bundaberg Regional Council: 7.0% Labourers, Bundaberg Regional Council: 14.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Bundaberg Regional Council: 1.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: -161 Professionals, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: +223 Technicians and Trades Workers, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: -123 Community and Personal Service Workers, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: +501 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: -194 Sales Workers, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: -2 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: -11 Labourers, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: +25 Inadequately described or not stated, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: -54
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the workforce in 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 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 larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (11.2% compared to 9.7%)
  • 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%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 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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