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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within Gladstone Regional Council area, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to Australia.

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 - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Australia %Number%Australia %2011 to 2016
Managers2,5649.613.02,6469.512.9-82
Professionals3,74814.122.23,65713.121.3+91
Technicians and Trades Workers5,58121.013.56,19622.214.2-615
Community and Personal Service Workers2,4379.210.81,9747.19.7+463
Clerical and Administrative Workers2,88010.813.63,29011.814.7-410
Sales Workers2,2808.69.42,3158.39.4-35
Machinery Operators And Drivers3,25612.26.33,75813.56.6-502
Labourers3,37612.79.53,54412.79.4-168
Inadequately described or not stated4651.71.75592.01.9-94

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, Australia: 13.0% Professionals, Australia: 22.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Australia: 13.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, Australia: 10.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Australia: 13.6% Sales Workers, Australia: 9.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Australia: 6.3% Labourers, Australia: 9.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Australia: 1.7% Managers, Gladstone Regional Council area: 9.6% Professionals, Gladstone Regional Council area: 14.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, Gladstone Regional Council area: 21.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, Gladstone Regional Council area: 9.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gladstone Regional Council area: 10.8% Sales Workers, Gladstone Regional Council area: 8.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gladstone Regional Council area: 12.2% Labourers, Gladstone Regional Council area: 12.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1.7%
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 - All industries: -82 Professionals, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +91 Technicians and Trades Workers, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -615 Community and Personal Service Workers, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +463 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -410 Sales Workers, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -35 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -502 Labourers, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -168 Inadequately described or not stated, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -94
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 workforce in Gladstone Regional Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (5,581 local workers or 21.0%)
  • Professionals (3,748 local workers or 14.1%)
  • Labourers (3,376 local workers or 12.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 12,705 people in total or 47.8% of the local workers .

In comparison, Australia employed 13.5% as Technicians and Trades Workers; 22.2% as Professionals; and 9.5% as Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in Gladstone Regional Council area and Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (21.0% compared to 13.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (12.2% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (14.1% compared to 22.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (9.6% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in Gladstone Regional Council area workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-615 local workers)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-502 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+463 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-410 local workers)

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