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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 worers 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 2016 – by place of work

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

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Local workers occupations
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries2016
Occupations
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Number%Queensland %
Managers11,93213.012.1
Professionals14,10715.419.9
Technicians and Trades Workers11,71712.814.2
Community and Personal Service Workers11,95013.011.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers11,07612.113.7
Sales Workers9,93210.89.7
Machinery Operators And Drivers6,3817.06.9
Labourers13,05014.210.6
Inadequately described or not stated1,4561.61.6

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.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the 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 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%)

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