In the FNQROC, 17.3% of workers were Professionals, compared to 19.9% in 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 the FNQROC will be influenced by factors including:
- The economic base and employment opportunities available in the 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers occupations|
|FNQROC - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Queensland||Number||%||Queensland||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||14,781||13.5||14.2||15,435||14.5||14.9||-654|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||14,529||13.3||11.4||12,721||11.9||10.0||+1,808|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||13,898||12.7||13.7||14,445||13.5||14.7||-547|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||6,761||6.2||6.9||6,850||6.4||7.3||-89|
|Inadequately described or not stated||1,827||1.7||1.6||1,976||1.9||1.8||-149|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in the 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 All industries 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 smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (17.3% compared to 19.9%)
- 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 larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (13.1% compared to 12.1%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the FNQROC between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:
- 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)