Cassowary Coast

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Labourers in the Cassowary Coast 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 Cassowary Coast'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
Cassowary Coast 20212016Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Technicians and Trades Workers1,68213.613.71,68313.914.3-1
Community and Personal Service Workers1,34610.912.31,1779.711.3+169
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,1749.512.71,21810.113.6-44
Sales Workers9677.88.79918.29.7-24
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,1329.26.81,1439.56.9-11
Inadequately described or not stated2762.21.92121.81.6+64
Total Persons12,330100.0100.012,087100.0100.0+243

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 the Cassowary Coast in 2021shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (2,529 people or 20.5%)
  • Managers (1,809 people or 14.7%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,682 people or 13.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 6,020 people in total or 48.8% 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 the Cassowary Coast and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (20.5% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (11.5% compared to 21.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (9.5% compared to 12.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (9.2% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Cassowary Coast increased by 243 between 2016 and 2021.

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

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+169 persons)
  • Professionals (+93 persons)
  • Inadequately described or not stated (+64 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-44 persons)

Cassowary Coast Regional Council

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