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Goondiwindi Regional Council area

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more female resident workers (All industries) Clerical and Administrative Workers in the Goondiwindi Regional Council area 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 Goondiwindi Regional Council area'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
Goondiwindi Regional Council area 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Managers31413.99.637216.39.4-58
Professionals40017.723.736415.922.3+36
Technicians and Trades Workers974.34.51134.94.5-16
Community and Personal Service Workers38417.016.735315.514.9+31
Clerical and Administrative Workers48021.322.246820.524.7+12
Sales Workers24410.812.624410.713.1--
Machinery Operators And Drivers462.01.4482.11.5-2
Labourers26211.68.029012.78.2-28
Inadequately described or not stated311.41.3311.41.6--
Total Females2,258100.0100.02,283100.0100.0-25

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 female resident workers in the Goondiwindi Regional Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (480 people or 21.3%)
  • Professionals (400 people or 17.7%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (384 people or 17.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,264 people in total or 56.0% of the female resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Queensland employed 22.2% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; 23.7% in Professionals and 16.7% in Community and Personal Service Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the female resident workers (All industries) of the Goondiwindi Regional Council area and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (17.7% compared to 23.7%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (13.9% compared to 9.6%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (11.6% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (All industries) employed as Sales Workers (10.8% compared to 12.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of female resident workers (All industries) in the Goondiwindi Regional Council area decreased by 25 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the female resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Goondiwindi Regional Council area were those employed as:

  • Managers (-58 females)
  • Professionals (+36 females)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+31 females)
  • Labourers (-28 females)

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