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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Technicians and Trades Workers in Gladstone Regional Council area 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 Gladstone Regional Council area'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
Gladstone Regional Council area 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Financial and Insurance ServicesNumber%. Financial and Insurance Services2011 - 2016
Managers2,5819.58.62,6139.214.1-32
Professionals3,67913.623.13,59512.716.1+84
Technicians and Trades Workers5,79121.42.46,32922.41.3-538
Community and Personal Service Workers2,4789.202,0067.10+472
Clerical and Administrative Workers2,91310.859.23,28611.659.8-373
Sales Workers2,2938.53.12,3438.34.5-50
Machinery Operators And Drivers3,36812.403,86913.72.6-501
Labourers3,50212.91.63,64212.91.6-140
Inadequately described or not stated4701.72.05952.10-125
Total Persons27,075100.0100.028,278100.0100.0-1,203

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 Gladstone Regional Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (5,791 people or 21.4%)
  • Professionals (3,679 people or 13.6%)
  • Labourers (3,502 people or 12.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 12,972 people in total or 47.9% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, the Financial and Insurance Services workforce in Gladstone Regional Council area employed 2.4% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 23.1% in Professionals and 1.6% in Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of Gladstone Regional Council area and Financial and Insurance Services were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (10.8% compared to 59.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (21.4% compared to 2.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (12.9% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (13.6% compared to 23.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Gladstone Regional Council area decreased by 1,203 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Gladstone Regional Council area were those employed as:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-538 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-501 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+472 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-373 persons)

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