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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 Circular Head Council area.

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
Occupations
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Number%Circular Head Council area %
Managers5,30012.521.3
Professionals6,05014.38.3
Technicians and Trades Workers6,14514.511.2
Community and Personal Service Workers5,03711.98.2
Clerical and Administrative Workers4,90911.68.6
Sales Workers4,43810.56.6
Machinery Operators And Drivers3,4718.29.1
Labourers6,30514.924.7
Inadequately described or not stated7831.82.0

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, Circular Head Council area: 21.3% Professionals, Circular Head Council area: 8.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Circular Head Council area: 11.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Circular Head Council area: 8.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Circular Head Council area: 8.6% Sales Workers, Circular Head Council area: 6.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Circular Head Council area: 9.1% Labourers, Circular Head Council area: 24.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Circular Head Council area: 2.0% Managers, Cradle Coast Region: 12.5% Professionals, Cradle Coast Region: 14.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Cradle Coast Region: 14.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, Cradle Coast Region: 11.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cradle Coast Region: 11.6% Sales Workers, Cradle Coast Region: 10.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cradle Coast Region: 8.2% Labourers, Cradle Coast Region: 14.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Cradle Coast Region: 1.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id 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, Circular Head Council area employed 24.7% as Labourers; 11.2% as Technicians and Trades Workers; and 8.3% as Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the in the Cradle Coast Region and Circular Head Council area were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (14.3% compared to 8.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (10.5% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (14.9% compared to 24.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (12.5% compared to 21.3%)

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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