Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council

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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area, 18.0% of workers were Technicians and Trades Workers, compared to 23.6% in NSW.

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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional 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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional 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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional 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
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. NSWNumber%. NSW2011 - 2016
Managers2,18514.913.52,12014.813.3+65
Professionals2,29515.623.62,18815.222.7+107
Technicians and Trades Workers2,64218.012.72,51217.513.2+130
Community and Personal Service Workers1,60210.910.41,4139.89.5+189
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,97213.413.82,05914.315.0-87
Sales Workers1,3168.99.21,3769.69.3-60
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,0647.26.11,1257.86.4-61
Labourers1,3679.38.81,3269.28.7+41
Inadequately described or not stated2701.81.82301.61.8+40
Total Persons14,713100.0100.014,349100.0100.0+364

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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (2,642 local workers or 18.0%)
  • Professionals (2,295 local workers or 15.6%)
  • Managers (2,185 local workers or 14.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 7,122 people in total or 48.4% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, NSW employed 12.7% as Technicians and Trades Workers; 23.6% as Professionals and 13.5% as Managers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area and NSW were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (15.6% compared to 23.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (18.0% compared to 12.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (14.9% compared to 13.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (7.2% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+189 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+130 local workers)
  • Professionals (+107 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-87 local workers)

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