In Tablelands, 17.1% of workers were Managers, 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 Tablelands will be influenced by factors including:
- The economic base and employment opportunities available in Tablelands;
- The age of the workforce;
- The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
- The working and social aspirations of the population.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers occupations|
|Tablelands - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Queensland||Number||%||Queensland||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||1,019||11.9||14.2||1,176||13.6||14.9||-157|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||1,014||11.8||11.4||940||10.9||10.0||+74|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||982||11.5||13.7||1,024||11.8||14.7||-42|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||516||6.0||6.9||607||7.0||7.3||-91|
|Inadequately described or not stated||130||1.5||1.6||153||1.8||1.8||-23|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in Tablelands in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Managers (1,463 local workers or 17.1%)
- Labourers (1,309 local workers or 15.3%)
- Professionals (1,298 local workers or 15.1%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 4,070 people in total or 47.5% of the All industries local workers.
In comparison, Queensland employed 12.1% as Managers; 10.6% as Labourers and 19.9% as Professionals.
The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in Tablelands and Queensland were:
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (17.1% compared to 12.1%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (15.1% compared to 19.9%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (15.3% compared to 10.6%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (11.9% compared to 14.2%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in Tablelands between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:
- Technicians and Trades Workers (-157 local workers)
- Labourers (+105 local workers)
- Machinery Operators And Drivers (-91 local workers)
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+74 local workers)