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Paroo Shire

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In the Paroo Shire, 34.0% of workers were Managers, compared to 19.9% in Queensland.

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 Paroo Shire will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in the Paroo 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.

For a complete local workers analysis for the Paroo Shire, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, the Paroo Shire in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Local workers occupations
Paroo Shire - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Technicians and Trades Workers7510.314.212314.114.9-48
Community and Personal Service Workers669.111.4687.810.0-2
Clerical and Administrative Workers618.413.7667.614.7-5
Sales Workers273.79.7323.79.8-5
Machinery Operators And Drivers506.96.910912.57.3-59
Inadequately described or not stated192.61.6212.41.8-2
Total Persons726100.0100.0870100.0100.0-144

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in the Paroo Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (247 local workers or 34.0%)
  • Labourers (102 local workers or 14.0%)
  • Professionals (79 local workers or 10.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 428 people in total or 58.9% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 12.1% as Managers; 10.6% as Labourers and 19.9% as Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Paroo Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (34.0% compared to 12.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (10.9% compared to 19.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (3.7% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (8.4% compared to 13.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the Paroo Shire between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-59 local workers)
  • Labourers (-49 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-48 local workers)
  • Managers (+13 local workers)

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