Gold Coast City
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
|Resident workers occupations|
|Gold Coast City||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Queensland%||Number||%||Queensland%||2011 to 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||38,842||14.9||14.3||35,681||15.4||14.9||+3,161||27000||P|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||31,490||12.1||11.3||25,168||10.9||10.0||+6,322||28000||P|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||35,397||13.6||13.6||33,653||14.5||14.7||+1,744||29000||P|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||13,241||5.1||6.9||11,839||5.1||7.3||+1,402||31000||P|
|Inadequately described or not stated||4,534||1.7||1.6||4,305||1.9||1.8||+229||33000||P|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
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%)
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)