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Quilpie Shire

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers managers in Quilpie Shire 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 RDA Darling Downs and South West 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Quilpie Shire 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Managers11024.712.117131.712.0-61
Professionals368.119.8407.418.9-4
Technicians and Trades Workers5311.914.35910.914.9-6
Community and Personal Service Workers429.411.3407.410.0+2
Clerical and Administrative Workers4911.013.6488.914.7+1
Sales Workers173.89.7224.19.8-5
Machinery Operators And Drivers4810.86.96211.57.3-14
Labourers8118.210.58415.610.6-3
Inadequately described or not stated102.21.6142.61.8-4

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers occupations, 2016
Resident workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Queensland : 12.1% Professionals, Queensland : 19.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland : 14.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland : 11.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland : 13.6% Sales Workers, Queensland : 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland : 6.9% Labourers, Queensland : 10.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland : 1.6% Managers, Quilpie Shire - All industries: 24.7% Professionals, Quilpie Shire - All industries: 8.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, Quilpie Shire - All industries: 11.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Quilpie Shire - All industries: 9.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Quilpie Shire - All industries: 11.0% Sales Workers, Quilpie Shire - All industries: 3.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Quilpie Shire - All industries: 10.8% Labourers, Quilpie Shire - All industries: 18.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Quilpie Shire - All industries: 2.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Quilpie Shire - All industries: -61 Professionals, Quilpie Shire - All industries: -4 Technicians and Trades Workers, Quilpie Shire - All industries: -6 Community and Personal Service Workers, Quilpie Shire - All industries: +2 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Quilpie Shire - All industries: +1 Sales Workers, Quilpie Shire - All industries: -5 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Quilpie Shire - All industries: -14 Labourers, Quilpie Shire - All industries: -3 Inadequately described or not stated, Quilpie Shire - All industries: -4
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in Quilpie Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (110 people or 24.7%)
  • Labourers (81 people or 18.2%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (53 people or 11.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 244 people in total or 54.7% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 12.1% in Managers; 10.5% in Labourers; and 14.3% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers of Quilpie Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Managers (24.7% compared to 12.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Labourers (18.2% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Professionals (8.1% compared to 19.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Sales Workers (3.8% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in Quilpie Shire decreased by 94 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Quilpie Shire was for those employed as:

  • Managers (-61 people)

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