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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in the FNQROC 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 FNQROC'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
FNQROC 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Managers14,71412.712.114,87013.112.0-156
Professionals19,56016.919.817,69515.618.9+1,865
Technicians and Trades Workers16,99614.714.317,79815.714.9-802
Community and Personal Service Workers15,03713.011.313,04011.510.0+1,997
Clerical and Administrative Workers14,17212.213.614,73313.014.7-561
Sales Workers11,3839.89.711,2279.99.8+156
Machinery Operators And Drivers7,5806.66.97,8857.07.3-305
Labourers14,26912.310.513,81412.210.6+455
Inadequately described or not stated2,0061.71.62,1291.91.8-123
Total Persons115,717100.0100.0113,191100.0100.0+2,526

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 FNQROC in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (19,560 people or 16.9%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (16,996 people or 14.7%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (15,037 people or 13.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 51,593 people in total or 44.6% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Queensland employed 19.8% in Professionals; 14.3% in Technicians and Trades Workers and 11.3% in Community and Personal Service Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of the FNQROC and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (16.9% compared to 19.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (12.3% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (13.0% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (12.2% compared to 13.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the FNQROC increased by 2,526 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,997 persons)
  • Professionals (+1,865 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-802 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-561 persons)

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