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Local workers - Occupations - Health Care and Social Assistance

Within the FNQROC, the Health Care and Social Assistance 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 - Health Care and Social Assistance20162011Change
Occupations
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Managers6564.44.85634.34.6+93
Professionals5,72538.738.94,77536.738.4+950
Technicians and Trades Workers4943.33.44723.63.6+22
Community and Personal Service Workers4,88633.032.04,29733.031.4+589
Clerical and Administrative Workers2,07414.014.61,84014.115.0+234
Sales Workers890.60.7760.60.6+13
Machinery Operators And Drivers1040.70.7810.60.6+23
Labourers6634.54.27635.94.8-100
Inadequately described or not stated1080.70.61491.11.1-41

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: 4.8% Professionals, Queensland: 38.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland: 3.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland: 32.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland: 14.6% Sales Workers, Queensland: 0.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland: 0.7% Labourers, Queensland: 4.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland: 0.6% Managers, FNQROC: 4.4% Professionals, FNQROC: 38.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, FNQROC: 3.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, FNQROC: 33.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, FNQROC: 14.0% Sales Workers, FNQROC: 0.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, FNQROC: 0.7% Labourers, FNQROC: 4.5% Inadequately described or not stated, FNQROC: 0.7%
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 - Health Care and Social Assistance: +93 Professionals, FNQROC - Health Care and Social Assistance: +950 Technicians and Trades Workers, FNQROC - Health Care and Social Assistance: +22 Community and Personal Service Workers, FNQROC - Health Care and Social Assistance: +589 Clerical and Administrative Workers, FNQROC - Health Care and Social Assistance: +234 Sales Workers, FNQROC - Health Care and Social Assistance: +13 Machinery Operators And Drivers, FNQROC - Health Care and Social Assistance: +23 Labourers, FNQROC - Health Care and Social Assistance: -100 Inadequately described or not stated, FNQROC - Health Care and Social Assistance: -41
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 Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in FNQROC in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (5,725 local workers or 38.7%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (4,886 local workers or 33.0%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (2,074 local workers or 14.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 12,685 people in total or 85.7% of the Health Care and Social Assistance local workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 38.9% as Professionals; 32.0% as Community and Personal Service Workers; and 14.6% as Clerical and Administrative Workers.

There were no major differences between the jobs held by the Health Care and Social Assistance in the FNQROC and Queensland in 2016.

Emerging groups

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

  • Professionals (+950 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+589 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+234 local workers)
  • Labourers (-100 local workers)

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