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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers professionals in Gold Coast City than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of Gold Coast City's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Gold Coast City 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Managers32,30512.412.128,56212.312.0+3,743
Professionals47,67418.319.840,31417.418.9+7,360
Technicians and Trades Workers38,84214.914.335,68115.414.9+3,161
Community and Personal Service Workers31,49012.111.325,16810.910.0+6,322
Clerical and Administrative Workers35,39713.613.633,65314.514.7+1,744
Sales Workers31,57912.19.729,43812.79.8+2,141
Machinery Operators And Drivers13,2415.16.911,8395.17.3+1,402
Labourers25,4819.810.522,6839.810.6+2,798
Inadequately described or not stated4,5341.71.64,3051.91.8+229

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

Resident workers occupations, 2016
Resident workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Queensland : 12.1% Professionals, Queensland : 19.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland : 14.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland : 11.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland : 13.6% Sales Workers, Queensland : 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland : 6.9% Labourers, Queensland : 10.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland : 1.6% Managers, Gold Coast City - All industries: 12.4% Professionals, Gold Coast City - All industries: 18.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Gold Coast City - All industries: 14.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Gold Coast City - All industries: 12.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gold Coast City - All industries: 13.6% Sales Workers, Gold Coast City - All industries: 12.1% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gold Coast City - All industries: 5.1% Labourers, Gold Coast City - All industries: 9.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Gold Coast City - All industries: 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 resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Gold Coast City - All industries: +3,743 Professionals, Gold Coast City - All industries: +7,360 Technicians and Trades Workers, Gold Coast City - All industries: +3,161 Community and Personal Service Workers, Gold Coast City - All industries: +6,322 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gold Coast City - All industries: +1,744 Sales Workers, Gold Coast City - All industries: +2,141 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gold Coast City - All industries: +1,402 Labourers, Gold Coast City - All industries: +2,798 Inadequately described or not stated, Gold Coast City - All industries: +229
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 resident workers in Gold Coast City in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (47,674 people or 18.3%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (38,842 people or 14.9%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (35,397 people or 13.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 121,913 people in total or 46.8% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 19.8% in Professionals; 14.3% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 13.6% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers of Gold Coast City and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Sales Workers (12.1% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (5.1% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Professionals (18.3% compared to 19.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in Gold Coast City increased by 28,900 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Gold Coast City were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+7,360 people)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+6,322 people)
  • Managers (+3,743 people)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+3,161 people)

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