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 Bulloo Shire will be influenced by factors including:
- The economic base and employment opportunities available in the Bulloo Shire;
- The age of the workforce;
- The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
- The working and social aspirations of the population.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers occupations|
|Bulloo Shire - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Queensland||Number||%||Queensland||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||68||24.9||14.2||49||14.2||14.9||+19|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||13||4.8||11.4||27||7.8||10.0||-14|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||30||11.0||13.7||26||7.6||14.7||+4|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||37||13.6||6.9||43||12.5||7.3||-6|
|Inadequately described or not stated||7||2.6||1.6||8||2.3||1.8||-1|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in the Bulloo Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Technicians and Trades Workers (68 local workers or 24.9%)
- Managers (56 local workers or 20.5%)
- Labourers (41 local workers or 15.0%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 165 people in total or 60.4% of the All industries local workers.
In comparison, Queensland employed 14.2% as Technicians and Trades Workers; 12.1% as Managers and 10.6% as Labourers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Bulloo Shire and Queensland were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (5.5% compared to 19.9%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (24.9% compared to 14.2%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (20.5% compared to 12.1%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (2.2% compared to 9.7%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the Bulloo Shire between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:
- Managers (-37 local workers)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (+19 local workers)
- Labourers (-19 local workers)
- Community and Personal Service Workers (-14 local workers)