Moreton Bay Region

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in Moreton Bay Region 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 Moreton Bay Region'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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Moreton Bay Region 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Managers20,50710.812.118,61610.712.0+1,891
Professionals31,16416.419.827,92816.018.9+3,236
Technicians and Trades Workers29,27615.414.327,80415.914.9+1,472
Community and Personal Service Workers23,03312.211.318,45010.610.0+4,583
Clerical and Administrative Workers28,94715.313.629,01416.614.7-67
Sales Workers19,40610.29.718,31810.59.8+1,088
Machinery Operators And Drivers13,5997.26.912,8767.47.3+723
Labourers20,43710.810.518,35410.510.6+2,083
Inadequately described or not stated3,1321.71.63,1251.81.8+7
Total Persons189,501100.0100.0174,485100.0100.0+15,016

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in Moreton Bay Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (31,164 people or 16.4%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (29,276 people or 15.4%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (28,947 people or 15.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 89,387 people in total or 47.2% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Queensland employed 19.8% in Professionals; 14.3% in Technicians and Trades Workers and 13.6% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (16.4% compared to 19.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (15.3% compared to 13.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (10.8% compared to 12.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.4% compared to 14.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Moreton Bay Region increased by 15,016 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Moreton Bay Region were those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+4,583 persons)
  • Professionals (+3,236 persons)
  • Labourers (+2,083 persons)
  • Managers (+1,891 persons)

Moreton Bay Region

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