Moreton Bay Region

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In Moreton Bay Region, 17.1% of workers were Professionals, 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 Moreton Bay Region will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Moreton Bay Region;
  • 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 Moreton Bay Region, 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, Moreton Bay Region 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
Moreton Bay Region - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Managers11,93310.612.110,67210.812.0+1,261
Professionals19,35917.119.915,93816.118.9+3,421
Technicians and Trades Workers15,97914.114.214,53814.714.9+1,441
Community and Personal Service Workers15,55013.811.412,14212.310.0+3,408
Clerical and Administrative Workers14,46212.813.713,52413.714.7+938
Sales Workers14,22512.69.713,04313.29.8+1,182
Machinery Operators And Drivers6,8516.16.96,3036.47.3+548
Labourers12,89211.410.611,06311.210.6+1,829
Inadequately described or not stated1,7171.51.61,6141.61.8+103
Total Persons112,968100.0100.098,837100.0100.0+14,131

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 All industries workforce in Moreton Bay Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (19,359 local workers or 17.1%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (15,979 local workers or 14.1%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (15,550 local workers or 13.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 50,888 people in total or 45.0% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 19.9% as Professionals; 14.2% as Technicians and Trades Workers and 11.4% as Community and Personal Service Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in Moreton Bay Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (12.6% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (17.1% compared to 19.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (13.8% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (10.6% compared to 12.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in Moreton Bay Region between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Professionals (+3,421 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+3,408 local workers)
  • Labourers (+1,829 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+1,441 local workers)

Moreton Bay Region

economic profile