Goondiwindi Regional Council

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Managers in Goondiwindi Regional Council 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 Goondiwindi Regional Council'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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Goondiwindi Regional Council 20212016Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Technicians and Trades Workers57912.013.761012.514.3-31
Community and Personal Service Workers4609.512.34499.211.3+11
Clerical and Administrative Workers50610.512.753811.113.6-32
Sales Workers3537.38.73878.09.7-34
Machinery Operators And Drivers49710.36.848510.06.9+12
Inadequately described or not stated952.01.9671.41.6+28
Total Persons4,825100.0100.04,865100.0100.0-40

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in Goondiwindi Regional Council in 2021shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (1,003 people or 20.8%)
  • Labourers (751 people or 15.6%)
  • Professionals (581 people or 12.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,335 people in total or 48.4% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Queensland employed 12.5% in Managers; 10.1% in Labourers and 21.4% in Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of Goondiwindi Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (12.0% compared to 21.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (20.8% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (15.6% compared to 10.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (10.3% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Goondiwindi Regional Council decreased by 40 between 2016 and 2021.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2016 and 2021 in Goondiwindi Regional Council were those employed as:

  • Sales Workers (-34 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-32 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-31 persons)
  • Inadequately described or not stated (+28 persons)

Goondiwindi Regional Council

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