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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers professionals in the RDA Sunshine Coast Region 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 Sunshine Coast 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
RDA Sunshine Coast Region 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Managers18,05011.912.116,48912.212.0+1,561
Professionals28,96119.119.824,39618.118.9+4,565
Technicians and Trades Workers24,38616.114.321,75616.114.9+2,630
Community and Personal Service Workers18,47312.211.314,73710.910.0+3,736
Clerical and Administrative Workers19,24312.713.618,36413.614.7+879
Sales Workers16,93211.29.715,76311.79.8+1,169
Machinery Operators And Drivers7,4974.96.97,1675.37.3+330
Labourers15,81010.410.514,25710.610.6+1,553
Inadequately described or not stated2,2851.51.62,1421.61.8+143

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, RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: 11.9% Professionals, RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: 19.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: 16.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: 12.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: 12.7% Sales Workers, RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: 11.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: 4.9% Labourers, RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: 10.4% Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: 1.5%
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, RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: +1,561 Professionals, RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: +4,565 Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: +2,630 Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: +3,736 Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: +879 Sales Workers, RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: +1,169 Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: +330 Labourers, RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: +1,553 Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: +143
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 RDA Sunshine Coast Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (28,961 people or 19.1%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (24,386 people or 16.1%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (19,243 people or 12.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 72,590 people in total or 47.9% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 19.8% in Professionals; 14.3% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 13.6% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers of the RDA Sunshine Coast Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (16.1% compared to 14.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Sales Workers (11.2% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (4.9% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in RDA Sunshine Coast Region increased by 16,566 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the RDA Sunshine Coast Region were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+4,565 people)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+3,736 people)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+2,630 people)
  • Managers (+1,561 people)

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