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Livingstone Shire Council area

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In the Livingstone Shire Council area, 15.3% of workers were Labourers, compared to 19.9% in 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 the Livingstone Shire Council area will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in the Livingstone Shire Council area;
  • 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 the Livingstone Shire Council area, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Data source

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, the Livingstone Shire Council area 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
Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Managers1,14412.912.11,12113.712.0+23
Professionals1,23713.919.91,08513.318.9+152
Technicians and Trades Workers1,28714.514.21,16914.314.9+118
Community and Personal Service Workers1,30014.611.41,05813.010.0+242
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,09512.313.797712.014.7+118
Sales Workers88610.09.786410.69.8+22
Machinery Operators And Drivers4465.06.95156.37.3-69
Labourers1,35915.310.61,22415.010.6+135
Inadequately described or not stated1231.41.61471.81.8-24
Total Persons8,877100.0100.08,160100.0100.0+717

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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in the Livingstone Shire Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (1,359 local workers or 15.3%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (1,300 local workers or 14.6%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,287 local workers or 14.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,946 people in total or 44.4% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 10.6% as Labourers; 11.4% as Community and Personal Service Workers and 14.2% as Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Livingstone Shire Council area and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (13.9% compared to 19.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (15.3% compared to 10.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (14.6% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (5.0% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the Livingstone Shire Council area between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+242 local workers)
  • Professionals (+152 local workers)
  • Labourers (+135 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+118 local workers)

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