Burdekin Shire

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Labourers in Burdekin 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 Burdekin 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
Burdekin Shire 20212016Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Technicians and Trades Workers1,18715.313.71,16414.814.3+23
Community and Personal Service Workers7619.812.37229.211.3+39
Clerical and Administrative Workers82510.712.786111.013.6-36
Sales Workers6137.98.76087.89.7+5
Machinery Operators And Drivers86811.26.890211.56.9-34
Inadequately described or not stated1461.91.91221.61.6+24
Total Persons7,743100.0100.07,840100.0100.0-97

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 Burdekin Shire in 2021shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (1,287 people or 16.6%)
  • Managers (1,242 people or 16.0%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,187 people or 15.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,716 people in total or 48.0% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Queensland employed 10.1% in Labourers; 12.5% in Managers and 13.7% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (10.5% compared to 21.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (16.6% compared to 10.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (11.2% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (16.0% compared to 12.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Burdekin Shire decreased by 97 between 2016 and 2021.

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

  • Managers (-70 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+39 persons)
  • Professionals (-36 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-36 persons)

Burdekin Shire Council

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