Gladstone Regional Council area
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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers occupations|
|Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Queensland||Number||%||Queensland||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||1,348||36.3||27.8||1,773||35.8||29.4||-425|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||30||0.8||1.0||34||0.7||0.7||-4|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||232||6.2||10.1||375||7.6||10.6||-143|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||1,167||31.4||13.6||1,351||27.3||13.8||-184|
|Inadequately described or not stated||55||1.5||1.0||109||2.2||1.5||-54|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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%)
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)