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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Construction) 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%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Managers2408.111.62917.510.4-51
Professionals802.73.61985.13.8-118
Technicians and Trades Workers1,30643.947.21,71244.047.0-406
Community and Personal Service Workers30.10.270.20.2-4
Clerical and Administrative Workers2969.910.540710.511.4-111
Sales Workers180.61.5160.41.1+2
Machinery Operators And Drivers42814.48.660115.59.7-173
Labourers57619.416.060915.715.4-33
Inadequately described or not stated291.00.9481.20.9-19
Total Persons2,976100.0100.03,889100.0100.0-913

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 (1,306 people or 43.9%)
  • Labourers (576 people or 19.4%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (428 people or 14.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,310 people in total or 77.6% of the resident workers (Construction).

In comparison, Queensland employed 47.2% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 16.0% in Labourers and 8.6% in Machinery Operators And Drivers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Construction) of Gladstone Regional Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Construction) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (14.4% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Construction) employed as Managers (8.1% compared to 11.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Construction) employed as Labourers (19.4% compared to 16.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Construction) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (43.9% compared to 47.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Construction) in Gladstone Regional Council area decreased by 913 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 (-406 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-173 persons)
  • Professionals (-118 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-111 persons)

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