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Local workers - Occupations - Manufacturing

In Gladstone Regional Council area (Manufacturing), 36.3% of workers were Technicians and Trades Workers, compared to 27.8% in Queensland.

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.

Data source

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 - Manufacturing 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Managers2837.614.03386.813.0-55
Professionals3469.36.84709.56.4-124
Technicians and Trades Workers1,34836.327.81,77335.829.4-425
Community and Personal Service Workers300.81.0340.70.7-4
Clerical and Administrative Workers2326.210.13757.610.6-143
Sales Workers521.45.6711.45.4-19
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,16731.413.61,35127.313.8-184
Labourers2045.520.14278.619.1-223
Inadequately described or not stated551.51.01092.21.5-54
Total Persons3,717100.0100.04,948100.0100.0-1,231

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 Manufacturing workforce in Gladstone Regional Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,348 local workers or 36.3%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (1,167 local workers or 31.4%)
  • Professionals (346 local workers or 9.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,861 people in total or 77.0% of the Manufacturing local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 27.8% as Technicians and Trades Workers; 13.6% as Machinery Operators And Drivers and 6.8% as Professionals.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers(Manufacturing) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (31.4% compared to 13.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers(Manufacturing) employed as Labourers (5.5% compared to 20.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers(Manufacturing) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (36.3% compared to 27.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers(Manufacturing) employed as Managers (7.6% compared to 14.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-425 local workers)
  • Labourers (-223 local workers)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-184 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-143 local workers)

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