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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers 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.

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
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Number%South East Queensland%Number%South East Queensland%2011 to 2016
Managers2,5819.512.02,6139.211.8-32
Professionals3,67913.621.73,59512.720.9+84
Technicians and Trades Workers5,79121.413.66,32922.414.1-538
Community and Personal Service Workers2,4789.211.22,0067.110.0+472
Clerical and Administrative Workers2,91310.814.33,28611.615.6-373
Sales Workers2,2938.510.02,3438.310.2-50
Machinery Operators And Drivers3,36812.45.93,86913.76.1-501
Labourers3,50212.99.73,64212.99.5-140
Inadequately described or not stated4701.71.65952.11.8-125

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, South East Queensland : 12.0% Professionals, South East Queensland : 21.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, South East Queensland : 13.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, South East Queensland : 11.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, South East Queensland : 14.3% Sales Workers, South East Queensland : 10.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, South East Queensland : 5.9% Labourers, South East Queensland : 9.7% Inadequately described or not stated, South East Queensland : 1.6% Managers, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 9.5% Professionals, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 13.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 21.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 9.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 10.8% Sales Workers, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 8.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 12.4% Labourers, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 12.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Gladstone Regional Council area - 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, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -32 Professionals, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +84 Technicians and Trades Workers, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -538 Community and Personal Service Workers, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +472 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -373 Sales Workers, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -50 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -501 Labourers, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -140 Inadequately described or not stated, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -125
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 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 .

In comparison, South East Queensland employed 13.6% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 21.7% in Professionals; and 9.7% in Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers of Gladstone Regional Council area and South East Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (21.4% compared to 13.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (12.4% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Professionals (13.6% compared to 21.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (10.8% compared to 14.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in Gladstone Regional Council area decreased by 1,203 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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

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