Gladstone Regional Council area
Local workers - Occupations - Wholesale Trade
Within Gladstone Regional Council area, the Wholesale Trade workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce.
Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.
The occupations of the local workers in Gladstone Regional Council area will be influenced by factors including:
- The economic base and employment opportunities available in Gladstone Regional Council area;
- The age of the workforce;
- The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
- The working and social aspirations of the population.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Gladstone Regional Council area in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
|Local workers occupations|
|Gladstone Regional Council area - Wholesale Trade||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing %||Number||%||Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing %||2011 to 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||109||19.9||3.4||110||16.4||5.2||-1||27000||P|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||4||0.7||--||--||--||--||--||28000||P|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||92||16.8||2.5||92||13.7||1.9||0||29000||P|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||100||18.2||5.2||132||19.7||1.2||-32||31000||P|
|Inadequately described or not stated||12||2.2||1.7||13||1.9||--||-1||33000||P|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
An analysis of the jobs held by the Wholesale Trade workforce in Gladstone Regional Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Technicians and Trades Workers (109 local workers or 19.9%)
- Machinery Operators And Drivers (100 local workers or 18.2%)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (92 local workers or 16.8%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 301 people in total or 54.9% of the Wholesale Trade local workers .
In comparison, the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce within Gladstone Regional Council area employed 3.4% as Technicians and Trades Workers; 5.2% as Machinery Operators And Drivers; and 2.5% as Clerical and Administrative Workers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the Wholesale Trade workforce in Gladstone Regional Council area and the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce were:
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (19.9% compared to 3.4%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (16.8% compared to 2.5%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (14.4% compared to 61.6%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (6.6% compared to 23.3%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the Wholesale Trade in Gladstone Regional Council area workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:
- Sales Workers (-62 local workers)
- Labourers (-33 local workers)
- Machinery Operators And Drivers (-32 local workers)
- Professionals (+21 local workers)