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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 Transport, Postal and Warehousing 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.

For a complete local workers analysis for Gladstone Regional Council area, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

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.

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Local workers occupations
Gladstone Regional Council area - Wholesale Trade20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Transport, Postal and Warehousing %Number%Transport, Postal and Warehousing %2011 to 2016
Managers7914.47.79814.66.6-19
Professionals478.613.1263.910.7+21
Technicians and Trades Workers10919.914.611016.414.0-1
Community and Personal Service Workers40.71.8----0.7--
Clerical and Administrative Workers9216.814.89213.714.70
Sales Workers6912.61.713119.51.5-62
Machinery Operators And Drivers10018.235.613219.742.3-32
Labourers366.69.26910.38.2-33
Inadequately described or not stated122.21.6131.91.4-1

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 7.7% Professionals, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 13.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 14.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 1.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 14.8% Sales Workers, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 1.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 35.6% Labourers, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 9.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 1.6% Managers, Wholesale Trade: 14.4% Professionals, Wholesale Trade: 8.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Wholesale Trade: 19.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Wholesale Trade: 0.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Wholesale Trade: 16.8% Sales Workers, Wholesale Trade: 12.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Wholesale Trade: 18.2% Labourers, Wholesale Trade: 6.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Wholesale Trade: 2.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Gladstone Regional Council area - Wholesale Trade: -19 Professionals, Gladstone Regional Council area - Wholesale Trade: +21 Technicians and Trades Workers, Gladstone Regional Council area - Wholesale Trade: -1 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gladstone Regional Council area - Wholesale Trade: 0 Sales Workers, Gladstone Regional Council area - Wholesale Trade: -62 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gladstone Regional Council area - Wholesale Trade: -32 Labourers, Gladstone Regional Council area - Wholesale Trade: -33 Inadequately described or not stated, Gladstone Regional Council area - Wholesale Trade: -1
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 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 Transport, Postal and Warehousing workforce within Gladstone Regional Council area employed 14.6% as Technicians and Trades Workers; 35.6% as Machinery Operators And Drivers; and 14.8% as Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the Wholesale Trade workforce in Gladstone Regional Council area and the Transport, Postal and Warehousing workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (12.6% compared to 1.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (14.4% compared to 7.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (19.9% compared to 14.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (18.2% compared to 35.6%)

Emerging groups

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)

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