Sunshine Coast Council area
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
|Resident workers occupations|
|Sunshine Coast Council area||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Queensland%||Number||%||Queensland%||2011 to 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||20,976||16.2||14.3||18,597||16.3||14.9||+2,379||27000||P|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||15,680||12.1||11.3||12,316||10.8||10.0||+3,364||28000||P|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||16,738||12.9||13.6||15,839||13.9||14.7||+899||29000||P|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||6,546||5.0||6.9||6,166||5.4||7.3||+380||31000||P|
|Inadequately described or not stated||1,944||1.5||1.6||1,786||1.6||1.8||+158||33000||P|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
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%)
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)