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Cradle Coast Region

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the Cradle Coast Region, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to the Other Services workforce.

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 worers in Cradle Coast Region will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Cradle Coast Region;
  • 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 Cradle Coast Region, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

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Local workers occupations
Cradle Coast Region - All industries2016
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Number%Other Services %
Technicians and Trades Workers------
Technicians and Trades Workers6,14514.550.6
Community and Personal Service Workers5,03711.912.2
Community and Personal Service Workers------
Clerical and Administrative Workers------
Clerical and Administrative Workers4,90911.610.4
Sales Workers4,43810.51.4
Sales Workers------
Machinery Operators And Drivers------
Machinery Operators And Drivers3,4718.21.5
Inadequately described or not stated------
Inadequately described or not stated7831.80.2

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, Other Services: 6.3% Professionals, Other Services: 6.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Other Services: 50.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, Other Services: 12.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Other Services: 10.4% Sales Workers, Other Services: 1.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Other Services: 1.5% Labourers, Other Services: 11.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Other Services: 0.2% Managers, All industries: 12.5% Professionals, All industries: 14.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, All industries: 14.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, All industries: 11.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, All industries: 11.6% Sales Workers, All industries: 10.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, All industries: 8.2% Labourers, All industries: 14.9% Inadequately described or not stated, All industries: 1.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the in Cradle Coast Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (6,305 local workers or 14.9%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (6,145 local workers or 14.5%)
  • Professionals (6,050 local workers or 14.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 18,500 people in total or 43.6% of the local workers .

In comparison, the Other Services workforce within Cradle Coast Region employed 11.1% as Labourers; 50.6% as Technicians and Trades Workers; and 6.3% as Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the in the Cradle Coast Region and the Other Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (10.5% compared to 1.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (14.3% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (8.2% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (14.5% compared to 50.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in the Cradle Coast Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Labourers (+6,305 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+6,145 local workers)
  • Professionals (+6,050 local workers)
  • Managers (+5,300 local workers)

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