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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the Maranoa Regional Council, 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 worers in Maranoa Regional Council will be influenced by factors including:

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

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

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Local workers occupations
Maranoa Regional Council - All industries2016
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Number%Queensland %
Technicians and Trades Workers1,06915.214.2
Community and Personal Service Workers5567.911.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers80911.513.7
Sales Workers4616.59.7
Machinery Operators And Drivers71910.26.9
Inadequately described or not stated1181.71.6

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

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the in Maranoa Regional Council in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (1,545 local workers or 21.9%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,069 local workers or 15.2%)
  • Professionals (944 local workers or 13.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,558 people in total or 50.5% of the local workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 12.1% as Managers; 14.2% as Technicians and Trades Workers; and 19.9% as Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the in the Maranoa Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (21.9% compared to 12.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (10.2% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (13.4% compared to 19.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (7.9% compared to 11.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in the Maranoa Regional Council between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Managers (+1,545 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+1,069 local workers)
  • Professionals (+944 local workers)
  • Labourers (+828 local workers)

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