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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within Gold Coast City, the 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 Gold Coast City will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Gold Coast City;
  • 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 Gold Coast City, 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, Gold Coast City 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
Gold Coast City - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Managers28,45212.112.124,52112.012.0+3,931
Professionals43,35518.419.935,83517.618.9+7,520
Technicians and Trades Workers32,11013.614.228,51514.014.9+3,595
Community and Personal Service Workers29,06212.311.422,89811.210.0+6,164
Clerical and Administrative Workers33,17214.113.730,86815.214.7+2,304
Sales Workers29,71612.69.727,30413.49.8+2,412
Machinery Operators And Drivers12,5925.36.910,5255.27.3+2,067
Labourers23,1239.810.619,5079.610.6+3,616
Inadequately described or not stated3,9521.71.63,7371.81.8+215

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: 12.1% Professionals, Queensland: 19.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland: 14.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland: 11.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland: 13.7% Sales Workers, Queensland: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland: 6.9% Labourers, Queensland: 10.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland: 1.6% Managers, Gold Coast City: 12.1% Professionals, Gold Coast City: 18.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Gold Coast City: 13.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, Gold Coast City: 12.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gold Coast City: 14.1% Sales Workers, Gold Coast City: 12.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gold Coast City: 5.3% Labourers, Gold Coast City: 9.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Gold Coast City: 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 local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Gold Coast City - All industries: +3,931 Professionals, Gold Coast City - All industries: +7,520 Technicians and Trades Workers, Gold Coast City - All industries: +3,595 Community and Personal Service Workers, Gold Coast City - All industries: +6,164 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gold Coast City - All industries: +2,304 Sales Workers, Gold Coast City - All industries: +2,412 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gold Coast City - All industries: +2,067 Labourers, Gold Coast City - All industries: +3,616 Inadequately described or not stated, Gold Coast City - All industries: +215
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 workforce in Gold Coast City in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (43,355 local workers or 18.4%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (33,172 local workers or 14.1%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (32,110 local workers or 13.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 108,637 people in total or 46.1% of the local workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 19.9% as Professionals; 13.7% as Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 14.2% as Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in Gold Coast City and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (12.6% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (5.3% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (18.4% compared to 19.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in Gold Coast City workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Professionals (+7,520 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+6,164 local workers)
  • Managers (+3,931 local workers)
  • Labourers (+3,616 local workers)

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