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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers professionals in Sunshine Coast Council area 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
Sunshine Coast Council area 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Managers15,11211.712.113,71812.012.0+1,394
Professionals24,81119.119.820,59718.018.9+4,214
Technicians and Trades Workers20,97616.214.318,59716.314.9+2,379
Community and Personal Service Workers15,68012.111.312,31610.810.0+3,364
Clerical and Administrative Workers16,73812.913.615,83913.914.7+899
Sales Workers14,42711.19.713,23211.69.8+1,195
Machinery Operators And Drivers6,5465.06.96,1665.47.3+380
Labourers13,40310.310.512,07910.610.6+1,324
Inadequately described or not stated1,9441.51.61,7861.61.8+158

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, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: 11.7% Professionals, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: 19.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: 16.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: 12.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: 12.9% Sales Workers, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: 11.1% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: 5.0% Labourers, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: 10.3% Inadequately described or not stated, Sunshine Coast Council area - 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, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: +1,394 Professionals, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: +4,214 Technicians and Trades Workers, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: +2,379 Community and Personal Service Workers, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: +3,364 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: +899 Sales Workers, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: +1,195 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: +380 Labourers, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: +1,324 Inadequately described or not stated, Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries: +158
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 Sunshine Coast Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (24,811 people or 19.1%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (20,976 people or 16.2%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (16,738 people or 12.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 62,525 people in total or 48.2% 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 Sunshine Coast Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (16.2% compared to 14.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Sales Workers (11.1% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (5.0% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in Sunshine Coast Council area increased by 15,307 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Professionals (+4,214 people)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+3,364 people)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+2,379 people)
  • Managers (+1,394 people)

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