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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Wholesale Trade) Machinery Operators And Drivers 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
Managers8014.819.09313.619.0-13
Professionals427.810.9324.78.7+10
Technicians and Trades Workers10018.510.011116.29.6-11
Community and Personal Service Workers61.10.5--00.3--
Clerical and Administrative Workers9016.616.89513.917.6-5
Sales Workers7413.719.213019.020.0-56
Machinery Operators And Drivers10018.515.513619.915.4-36
Labourers376.87.37511.08.2-38
Inadequately described or not stated122.20.9121.81.2--
Total Persons541100.0100.0684100.0100.0-143

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 (100 people or 18.5%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (100 people or 18.5%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (90 people or 16.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 290 people in total or 53.6% of the resident workers (Wholesale Trade).

In comparison, Queensland employed 10.0% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 15.5% in Machinery Operators And Drivers and 16.8% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (18.5% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) employed as Sales Workers (13.7% compared to 19.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) employed as Managers (14.8% compared to 19.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) employed as Professionals (7.8% compared to 10.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) in Gladstone Regional Council area decreased by 143 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:

  • Sales Workers (-56 persons)
  • Labourers (-38 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-36 persons)
  • Managers (-13 persons)

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