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Quilpie Shire

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Managers in the 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 the Quilpie Shire'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
Quilpie Shire 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 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
Total Persons446100.0100.0540100.0100.0-94

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 resident workers in the 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 (All industries).

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 (All industries) of the Quilpie Shire and Queensland were:

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

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Quilpie Shire decreased by 94 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Managers (-61 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-14 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-6 persons)
  • Sales Workers (-5 persons)

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