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Noosa Shire Council area

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within Noosa Shire Council area, 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, Noosa Shire Council area 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
Noosa Shire Council area - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Managers2,72713.512.12,72613.812.0+1
Professionals3,46017.219.93,47117.518.9-11
Technicians and Trades Workers2,93814.614.22,81414.214.9+124
Community and Personal Service Workers2,80513.911.42,48912.610.0+316
Clerical and Administrative Workers2,43912.113.72,58813.114.7-149
Sales Workers2,70513.49.72,76814.09.8-63
Machinery Operators And Drivers6503.26.96743.47.3-24
Labourers2,10310.410.61,9619.910.6+142
Inadequately described or not stated2991.51.62881.51.8+11

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, Noosa Shire Council area: 13.5% Professionals, Noosa Shire Council area: 17.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Noosa Shire Council area: 14.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, Noosa Shire Council area: 13.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Noosa Shire Council area: 12.1% Sales Workers, Noosa Shire Council area: 13.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Noosa Shire Council area: 3.2% Labourers, Noosa Shire Council area: 10.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Noosa Shire Council area: 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 local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +1 Professionals, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: -11 Technicians and Trades Workers, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +124 Community and Personal Service Workers, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +316 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: -149 Sales Workers, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: -63 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: -24 Labourers, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +142 Inadequately described or not stated, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +11
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 Noosa Shire Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (3,460 local workers or 17.2%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (2,938 local workers or 14.6%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (2,805 local workers or 13.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 9,203 people in total or 45.7% of the local workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 19.9% as Professionals; 14.2% as Technicians and Trades Workers; and 11.4% as Community and Personal Service Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in Noosa Shire Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (13.4% compared to 9.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (13.9% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (3.2% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (17.2% compared to 19.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in Noosa Shire Council area workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+316 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-149 local workers)
  • Labourers (+142 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+124 local workers)

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