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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers labourers in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region 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 Wide Bay Burnett 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

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Resident workers occupations
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Managers12,30812.312.112,86212.812.0-554
Professionals14,36514.419.813,79913.818.9+566
Technicians and Trades Workers14,31314.314.314,87514.914.9-562
Community and Personal Service Workers12,57512.611.311,07111.110.0+1,504
Clerical and Administrative Workers11,49311.513.612,26212.214.7-769
Sales Workers10,23210.29.710,15710.19.8+75
Machinery Operators And Drivers8,2128.26.98,5328.57.3-320
Labourers14,75414.810.514,85014.810.6-96
Inadequately described or not stated1,6251.61.61,7481.71.8-123

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

Resident workers occupations, 2016
Resident workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Queensland : 12.1% Professionals, Queensland : 19.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland : 14.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland : 11.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland : 13.6% Sales Workers, Queensland : 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland : 6.9% Labourers, Queensland : 10.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland : 1.6% Managers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: 12.3% Professionals, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: 14.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: 14.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: 12.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: 11.5% Sales Workers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: 10.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: 8.2% Labourers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: 14.8% Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: 1.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: -554 Professionals, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +566 Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: -562 Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +1,504 Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: -769 Sales Workers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +75 Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: -320 Labourers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: -96 Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: -123
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 resident workers in RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (14,754 people or 14.8%)
  • Professionals (14,365 people or 14.4%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (14,313 people or 14.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 43,432 people in total or 43.5% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 10.5% in Labourers; 19.8% in Professionals; and 14.3% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers of the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Labourers (14.8% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (8.2% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Professionals (14.4% compared to 19.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (11.5% compared to 13.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region decreased by 279 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region were for those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,504 people)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-769 people)
  • Professionals (+566 people)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-562 people)

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