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Gympie Regional Council

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within Gympie 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
Gympie Regional Council - All industries2016
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Number%Queensland %
Technicians and Trades Workers2,10213.414.2
Community and Personal Service Workers1,86211.911.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,81611.613.7
Sales Workers1,70610.99.7
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,2097.76.9
Inadequately described or not stated2651.71.6

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, Gympie Regional Council: 14.0% Professionals, Gympie Regional Council: 14.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Gympie Regional Council: 13.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Gympie Regional Council: 11.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gympie Regional Council: 11.6% Sales Workers, Gympie Regional Council: 10.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gympie Regional Council: 7.7% Labourers, Gympie Regional Council: 14.3% Inadequately described or not stated, Gympie Regional Council: 1.7%
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 Gympie Regional Council in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (2,288 local workers or 14.6%)
  • Labourers (2,245 local workers or 14.3%)
  • Managers (2,205 local workers or 14.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 6,738 people in total or 42.9% of the local workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 19.9% as Professionals; 10.6% as Labourers; and 12.1% as Managers.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (14.3% compared to 10.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (14.0% compared to 12.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (14.6% compared to 19.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (11.6% compared to 13.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in Gympie Regional Council between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Professionals (+2,288 local workers)
  • Labourers (+2,245 local workers)
  • Managers (+2,205 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+2,102 local workers)

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