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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers 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 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
FNQROC 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 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

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers occupations, 2016
Resident workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Queensland : 12.1% Professionals, Queensland : 19.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland : 14.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland : 11.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland : 13.6% Sales Workers, Queensland : 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland : 6.9% Labourers, Queensland : 10.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland : 1.6% Managers, FNQROC - All industries: 12.7% Professionals, FNQROC - All industries: 16.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, FNQROC - All industries: 14.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, FNQROC - All industries: 13.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, FNQROC - All industries: 12.2% Sales Workers, FNQROC - All industries: 9.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, FNQROC - All industries: 6.6% Labourers, FNQROC - All industries: 12.3% Inadequately described or not stated, FNQROC - All industries: 1.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, FNQROC - All industries: -156 Professionals, FNQROC - All industries: +1,865 Technicians and Trades Workers, FNQROC - All industries: -802 Community and Personal Service Workers, FNQROC - All industries: +1,997 Clerical and Administrative Workers, FNQROC - All industries: -561 Sales Workers, FNQROC - All industries: +156 Machinery Operators And Drivers, FNQROC - All industries: -305 Labourers, FNQROC - All industries: +455 Inadequately described or not stated, FNQROC - All industries: -123
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in 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 .

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 of the FNQROC and Queensland were:

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

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in FNQROC increased by 2,526 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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

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