There are more resident workers (All industries) Managers in Tablelands than any other occupation.
Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of Tablelands's local resident workers.
When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers occupations|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Queensland||Number||%||Queensland||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||1,325||13.7||14.3||1,486||15.4||14.9||-161|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||1,144||11.8||11.3||1,066||11.1||10.0||+78|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||1,089||11.3||13.6||1,116||11.6||14.7||-27|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||724||7.5||6.9||762||7.9||7.3||-38|
|Inadequately described or not stated||154||1.6||1.6||178||1.8||1.8||-24|
An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in Tablelands in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Managers (1,511 people or 15.6%)
- Professionals (1,488 people or 15.4%)
- Labourers (1,327 people or 13.7%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 4,326 people in total or 44.8% of the resident workers (All industries).
In comparison, Queensland employed 12.1% in Managers; 19.8% in Professionals and 10.5% in Labourers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of Tablelands and Queensland were:
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (15.4% compared to 19.8%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (15.6% compared to 12.1%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (13.7% compared to 10.5%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (11.3% compared to 13.6%)
The number of resident workers (All industries) in Tablelands increased by 17 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Tablelands were those employed as:
- Technicians and Trades Workers (-161 persons)
- Professionals (+89 persons)
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+78 persons)
- Labourers (+73 persons)