Moreton Bay

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in the Moreton Bay 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 the Moreton Bay'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
Moreton Bay 20212016Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Technicians and Trades Workers32,33514.713.729,27615.414.3+3,059
Community and Personal Service Workers29,22413.312.323,03312.211.3+6,191
Clerical and Administrative Workers30,98714.112.728,94715.313.6+2,040
Sales Workers19,9479.18.719,40610.29.7+541
Machinery Operators And Drivers15,6307.16.813,5997.26.9+2,031
Inadequately described or not stated4,0051.81.93,1321.71.6+873
Total Persons219,340100.0100.0189,501100.0100.0+29,839

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 the Moreton Bay in 2021shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (39,202 people or 17.9%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (32,335 people or 14.7%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (30,987 people or 14.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 102,524 people in total or 46.7% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Queensland employed 21.4% in Professionals; 13.7% in Technicians and Trades Workers and 12.7% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of the Moreton Bay and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (17.9% compared to 21.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (14.1% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (11.4% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (14.7% compared to 13.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Moreton Bay increased by 29,839 between 2016 and 2021.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2016 and 2021 in the Moreton Bay were those employed as:

  • Professionals (+8,038 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+6,191 persons)
  • Managers (+4,527 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+3,059 persons)

City of Moreton Bay

economic profile