Gympie Regional Council

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Technicians and Trades Workers in Gympie 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 Gympie 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
Gympie Regional Council 20212016Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Technicians and Trades Workers3,11515.313.72,76315.814.3+352
Community and Personal Service Workers2,63412.912.32,00911.511.3+625
Clerical and Administrative Workers2,28711.212.71,96011.213.6+327
Sales Workers2,0029.88.71,77510.19.7+227
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,8379.06.81,5789.06.9+259
Inadequately described or not stated4482.21.93021.71.6+146
Total Persons20,370100.0100.017,499100.0100.0+2,871

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 Gympie Regional Council in 2021shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (3,115 people or 15.3%)
  • Labourers (3,010 people or 14.8%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (2,634 people or 12.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 8,759 people in total or 43.0% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.7% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 10.1% in Labourers and 12.3% in Community and Personal Service Workers.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (12.5% compared to 21.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (14.8% compared to 10.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (9.0% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.3% compared to 13.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Gympie Regional Council increased by 2,871 between 2016 and 2021.

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

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+625 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+352 persons)
  • Professionals (+343 persons)
  • Labourers (+332 persons)

Gympie Regional Council

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