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Fraser Coast Regional Council

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within Fraser Coast Regional Council, 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
Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries2016
Occupations
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Number%Queensland %
Managers3,00310.312.1
Professionals4,98717.119.9
Technicians and Trades Workers3,76812.914.2
Community and Personal Service Workers4,52415.511.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers3,84513.213.7
Sales Workers3,43111.89.7
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,7446.06.9
Labourers3,39111.610.6
Inadequately described or not stated4411.51.6

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, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 10.3% Professionals, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 17.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 12.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 15.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 13.2% Sales Workers, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 11.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 6.0% Labourers, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 11.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.5%
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 Fraser Coast Regional Council in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (4,987 local workers or 17.1%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (4,524 local workers or 15.5%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (3,845 local workers or 13.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 13,356 people in total or 45.8% of the local workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 19.9% as Professionals; 11.4% as Community and Personal Service Workers; and 13.7% as Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the in Fraser Coast Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (15.5% compared to 11.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (11.8% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (17.1% compared to 19.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (10.3% compared to 12.1%)

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