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RDA Sunshine Coast Region

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the RDA Sunshine Coast Region, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to 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 RDA Sunshine Coast Region will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in RDA Sunshine Coast Region;
  • 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 RDA Sunshine Coast Region, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

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, RDA Sunshine Coast Region 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
RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Managers15,64311.912.114,22912.312.0+1,414
Professionals25,34919.419.921,11318.318.9+4,236
Technicians and Trades Workers18,48314.114.216,23814.014.9+2,245
Community and Personal Service Workers16,78812.811.413,35011.510.0+3,438
Clerical and Administrative Workers18,12813.813.717,05514.814.7+1,073
Sales Workers15,99612.29.714,81412.89.8+1,182
Machinery Operators And Drivers5,6064.36.95,3084.67.3+298
Labourers13,08010.010.611,71010.110.6+1,370
Inadequately described or not stated1,8951.41.61,8011.61.8+94

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Queensland: 12.1% Professionals, Queensland: 19.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland: 14.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland: 11.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland: 13.7% Sales Workers, Queensland: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland: 6.9% Labourers, Queensland: 10.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland: 1.6% Managers, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 11.9% Professionals, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 19.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 14.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 12.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 13.8% Sales Workers, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 12.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 4.3% Labourers, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 10.0% Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 1.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: +1,414 Professionals, RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: +4,236 Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: +2,245 Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: +3,438 Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: +1,073 Sales Workers, RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: +1,182 Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: +298 Labourers, RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: +1,370 Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries: +94
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 workforce in RDA Sunshine Coast Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (25,349 local workers or 19.4%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (18,483 local workers or 14.1%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (18,128 local workers or 13.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 61,960 people in total or 47.3% of the local workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 19.9% as Professionals; 14.2% as Technicians and Trades Workers; and 13.7% as Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the RDA Sunshine Coast Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (12.2% compared to 9.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (12.8% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (4.3% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in the RDA Sunshine Coast Region workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Professionals (+4,236 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+3,438 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+2,245 local workers)
  • Managers (+1,414 local workers)

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