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Cradle Coast Region

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Labourers in the Cradle Coast Region 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 Cradle Coast Region'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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Cradle Coast Region 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Rental, Hiring and Real Estate ServicesNumber%. Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2011 - 2016
Managers5,46412.35.65,83712.78.7-373
Professionals6,03413.66.96,23313.65.1-199
Technicians and Trades Workers6,69315.16.07,61416.63.6-921
Community and Personal Service Workers5,32912.004,96110.80+368
Clerical and Administrative Workers4,96211.219.35,25311.520.8-291
Sales Workers4,50910.251.14,3589.555.9+151
Machinery Operators And Drivers3,8278.64.94,2599.31.3-432
Labourers6,70715.13.16,58014.44.0+127
Inadequately described or not stated8141.83.17281.60.6+86
Total Persons44,339100.0100.045,823100.0100.0-1,484

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 resident workers in the Cradle Coast Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (6,707 people or 15.1%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (6,693 people or 15.1%)
  • Professionals (6,034 people or 13.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 19,434 people in total or 43.8% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services workforce in the Cradle Coast Region employed 3.1% in Labourers; 6.0% in Technicians and Trades Workers and 6.9% in Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of the Cradle Coast Region and Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Sales Workers (10.2% compared to 51.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (15.1% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.1% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (11.2% compared to 19.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Cradle Coast Region decreased by 1,484 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Cradle Coast Region were those employed as:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-921 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-432 persons)
  • Managers (-373 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+368 persons)

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