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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the FNQROC, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to Queensland.

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 workers in FNQROC will be influenced by factors including:

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

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, FNQROC in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers occupations
FNQROC - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Managers14,28213.112.114,41913.512.0-137
Professionals18,87217.319.917,22416.118.9+1,648
Technicians and Trades Workers14,78113.514.215,43514.514.9-654
Community and Personal Service Workers14,52913.311.412,72111.910.0+1,808
Clerical and Administrative Workers13,89812.713.714,44513.514.7-547
Sales Workers11,23610.39.710,98010.39.8+256
Machinery Operators And Drivers6,7616.26.96,8506.47.3-89
Labourers13,20212.110.612,66811.910.6+534
Inadequately described or not stated1,8271.71.61,9761.91.8-149

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, Queensland: 12.1% Professionals, Queensland: 19.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland: 14.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland: 11.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland: 13.7% Sales Workers, Queensland: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland: 6.9% Labourers, Queensland: 10.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland: 1.6% Managers, FNQROC: 13.1% Professionals, FNQROC: 17.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, FNQROC: 13.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, FNQROC: 13.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, FNQROC: 12.7% Sales Workers, FNQROC: 10.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, FNQROC: 6.2% Labourers, FNQROC: 12.1% Inadequately described or not stated, FNQROC: 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 local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, FNQROC - All industries: -137 Professionals, FNQROC - All industries: +1,648 Technicians and Trades Workers, FNQROC - All industries: -654 Community and Personal Service Workers, FNQROC - All industries: +1,808 Clerical and Administrative Workers, FNQROC - All industries: -547 Sales Workers, FNQROC - All industries: +256 Machinery Operators And Drivers, FNQROC - All industries: -89 Labourers, FNQROC - All industries: +534 Inadequately described or not stated, FNQROC - All industries: -149
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 workforce in FNQROC in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (18,872 local workers or 17.3%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (14,781 local workers or 13.5%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (14,529 local workers or 13.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 48,182 people in total or 44.0% of the local workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 19.9% as Professionals; 14.2% as Technicians and Trades Workers; and 11.4% as Community and Personal Service Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the FNQROC and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (13.3% compared to 11.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (12.1% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (17.3% compared to 19.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in the FNQROC workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,808 local workers)
  • Professionals (+1,648 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-654 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-547 local workers)

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