RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region, 15.4% 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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in the 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 the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Data source

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, the 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 industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Managers11,95413.012.112,42813.512.0-474
Professionals14,18615.419.913,53914.718.9+647
Technicians and Trades Workers11,73612.814.212,30713.414.9-571
Community and Personal Service Workers12,03313.111.410,62811.610.0+1,405
Clerical and Administrative Workers11,11112.113.711,88512.914.7-774
Sales Workers9,93210.89.79,89810.89.8+34
Machinery Operators And Drivers6,3877.06.96,5467.17.3-159
Labourers13,09014.210.613,13214.310.6-42
Inadequately described or not stated1,4661.61.61,5881.71.8-122
Total Persons91,895100.0100.091,951100.0100.0-56

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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (14,186 local workers or 15.4%)
  • Labourers (13,090 local workers or 14.2%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (12,033 local workers or 13.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 39,309 people in total or 42.8% of the All industries 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 smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (15.4% compared to 19.9%)
  • 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 (13.1% compared to 11.4%)
  • 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 workforce in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,405 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-774 local workers)
  • Professionals (+647 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-571 local workers)

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