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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to 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 worers in Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in 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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area, 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
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries2016
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Number%NSW %
Technicians and Trades Workers2,64218.012.7
Community and Personal Service Workers1,60210.910.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,97213.413.8
Sales Workers1,3168.99.2
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,0647.26.1
Inadequately described or not stated2701.81.8

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 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 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 in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area and NSW were:

  • 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%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (15.6% compared to 23.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+2,642 local workers)
  • Professionals (+2,295 local workers)
  • Managers (+2,185 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+1,972 local workers)

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