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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more male 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%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Managers1,55810.214.41,6029.714.4-44
Professionals1,4389.416.31,6109.815.9-172
Technicians and Trades Workers5,07533.323.45,67134.424.2-596
Community and Personal Service Workers5043.36.43802.35.6+124
Clerical and Administrative Workers5123.45.75153.15.8-3
Sales Workers6094.07.05353.26.9+74
Machinery Operators And Drivers3,03619.912.03,46121.012.5-425
Labourers2,18114.312.92,31414.012.7-133
Inadequately described or not stated3402.21.94122.52.0-72
Total Males15,253100.0100.016,500100.0100.0-1,247

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

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (5,075 people or 33.3%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (3,036 people or 19.9%)
  • Labourers (2,181 people or 14.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 10,292 people in total or 67.5% of the male resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Queensland employed 23.4% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 12.0% in Machinery Operators And Drivers and 12.9% in Labourers.

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

  • A larger percentage of male resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (33.3% compared to 23.4%)
  • A larger percentage of male resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (19.9% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (9.4% compared to 16.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (10.2% compared to 14.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of male resident workers (All industries) in Gladstone Regional Council area decreased by 1,247 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-596 males)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-425 males)
  • Professionals (-172 males)
  • Labourers (-133 males)

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