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Gladstone Regional Council area

Local workers - Occupations - Retail Trade

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

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 - Retail Trade20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Managers32012.415.237414.016.4-54
Professionals501.93.9381.43.4+12
Technicians and Trades Workers1696.56.21555.86.5+14
Community and Personal Service Workers190.70.9210.80.9-2
Clerical and Administrative Workers1224.76.01877.07.0-65
Sales Workers1,49357.754.81,51356.753.6-20
Machinery Operators And Drivers762.93.8712.73.7+5
Labourers32212.58.729311.07.9+29
Inadequately described or not stated150.60.5170.60.7-2

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, Queensland: 15.2% Professionals, Queensland: 3.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland: 6.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland: 0.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland: 6.0% Sales Workers, Queensland: 54.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland: 3.8% Labourers, Queensland: 8.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland: 0.5% Managers, Gladstone Regional Council area: 12.4% Professionals, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Gladstone Regional Council area: 6.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, Gladstone Regional Council area: 0.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gladstone Regional Council area: 4.7% Sales Workers, Gladstone Regional Council area: 57.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2.9% Labourers, Gladstone Regional Council area: 12.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Gladstone Regional Council area: 0.6%
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 - Retail Trade: -54 Professionals, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: +12 Technicians and Trades Workers, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: +14 Community and Personal Service Workers, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: -2 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: -65 Sales Workers, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: -20 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: +5 Labourers, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: +29 Inadequately described or not stated, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: -2
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 Retail Trade workforce in Gladstone Regional Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Sales Workers (1,493 local workers or 57.7%)
  • Labourers (322 local workers or 12.5%)
  • Managers (320 local workers or 12.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,135 people in total or 82.6% of the Retail Trade local workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 54.8% as Sales Workers; 8.7% as Labourers; and 15.2% as Managers.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (12.5% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (57.7% compared to 54.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (12.4% compared to 15.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (1.9% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-65 local workers)
  • Managers (-54 local workers)
  • Labourers (+29 local workers)
  • Sales Workers (-20 local workers)

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