Sunshine Coast Council area
Local workers - Occupations - All industries
In the Sunshine Coast Council area, 19.7% of workers were Professionals, compared to 19.9% in 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 the Sunshine Coast Council area will be influenced by factors including:
- The economic base and employment opportunities available in the Sunshine Coast Council area;
- The age of the workforce;
- The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
- The working and social aspirations of the population.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers occupations|
|Sunshine Coast Council area - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Queensland||Number||%||Queensland||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||15,545||14.0||14.2||13,424||14.0||14.9||+2,121|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||13,983||12.6||11.4||10,861||11.3||10.0||+3,122|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||15,689||14.2||13.7||14,467||15.1||14.7||+1,222|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||4,956||4.5||6.9||4,634||4.8||7.3||+322|
|Inadequately described or not stated||1,596||1.4||1.6||1,513||1.6||1.8||+83|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in the Sunshine Coast Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Professionals (21,889 local workers or 19.7%)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (15,689 local workers or 14.2%)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (15,545 local workers or 14.0%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 53,123 people in total or 47.9% of the All industries local workers.
In comparison, Queensland employed 19.9% as Professionals; 13.7% as Clerical and Administrative Workers and 14.2% as Technicians and Trades Workers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Sunshine Coast Council area and Queensland were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (4.5% compared to 6.9%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (12.0% compared to 9.7%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (12.6% compared to 11.4%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (9.9% compared to 10.6%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the Sunshine Coast Council area between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:
- Professionals (+4,247 local workers)
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+3,122 local workers)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (+2,121 local workers)
- Managers (+1,413 local workers)