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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) Clerical and Administrative Workers 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%. Arts and Recreation ServicesNumber%. Arts and Recreation Services2011 - 2016
Managers1868.213.82057.510.6-19
Professionals51122.717.771325.920.1-202
Technicians and Trades Workers1677.418.92047.417.2-37
Community and Personal Service Workers50622.423.262522.721.1-119
Clerical and Administrative Workers59026.27.665423.812.5-64
Sales Workers160.73.8271.04.0-11
Machinery Operators And Drivers763.40963.51.0-20
Labourers1486.615.01957.112.5-47
Inadequately described or not stated552.40291.11.0+26
Total Persons2,255100.0100.02,748100.0100.0-493

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:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (590 people or 26.2%)
  • Professionals (511 people or 22.7%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (506 people or 22.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,607 people in total or 71.3% of the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety).

In comparison, the Arts and Recreation Services workforce in the Cradle Coast Region employed 7.6% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; 17.7% in Professionals and 23.2% in Community and Personal Service Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) of the Cradle Coast Region and Arts and Recreation Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (26.2% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (7.4% compared to 18.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) employed as Labourers (6.6% compared to 15.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) employed as Managers (8.2% compared to 13.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) in the Cradle Coast Region decreased by 493 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:

  • Professionals (-202 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (-119 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-64 persons)
  • Labourers (-47 persons)

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