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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the RDA Wide Bay Burnett 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 Wide Bay Burnett Region will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in RDA Wide Bay Burnett 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 Wide Bay Burnett 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 Wide Bay Burnett 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 Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Managers11,93213.012.112,37713.512.0-445
Professionals14,10715.419.913,48414.718.9+623
Technicians and Trades Workers11,71712.814.212,26513.414.9-548
Community and Personal Service Workers11,95013.011.410,56711.510.0+1,383
Clerical and Administrative Workers11,07612.113.711,84312.914.7-767
Sales Workers9,93210.89.79,87010.89.8+62
Machinery Operators And Drivers6,3817.06.96,5197.17.3-138
Labourers13,05014.210.613,08114.310.6-31
Inadequately described or not stated1,4561.61.61,5831.71.8-127

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 Wide Bay Burnett Region: 13.0% Professionals, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 15.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 12.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 13.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 12.1% Sales Workers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 7.0% Labourers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 14.2% Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 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 local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: -445 Professionals, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +623 Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: -548 Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +1,383 Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: -767 Sales Workers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +62 Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: -138 Labourers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: -31 Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: -127
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 Wide Bay Burnett Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (14,107 local workers or 15.4%)
  • Labourers (13,050 local workers or 14.2%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (11,950 local workers or 13.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 39,107 people in total or 42.7% of the local workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 19.9% as Professionals; 10.6% as Labourers; and 11.4% as Community and Personal Service Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (14.2% compared to 10.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (13.0% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (15.4% compared to 19.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (12.1% compared to 13.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,383 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-767 local workers)
  • Professionals (+623 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-548 local workers)

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