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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 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. However this dataset is NOT available at the Local Government Area level, and had to be matched using a best fit of work destination zones (DZNs) to the current LGA boundaries. RDA Sunshine Coast Region is one area for which there is no good match of 2011 DZNs to 2016 LGA boundaries, so there is no reasonable data comparison between 2011 and 2016 for this area. 2011 data has been turned off and is currently unavailable for comparison for the RDA Sunshine Coast Region.

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Local workers occupations
RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries2016
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Number%Queensland %
Technicians and Trades Workers18,48314.114.2
Community and Personal Service Workers16,78812.811.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers18,12813.813.7
Sales Workers15,99612.29.7
Machinery Operators And Drivers5,6064.36.9
Inadequately described or not stated1,8951.41.6

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 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.

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%)

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