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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within Tablelands, 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 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.

For a complete local workers analysis for Tablelands, 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
Tablelands - All industries2016
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Number%Queensland %
Technicians and Trades Workers1,01911.914.2
Community and Personal Service Workers1,01411.811.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers98211.513.7
Sales Workers8409.89.7
Machinery Operators And Drivers5166.06.9
Inadequately described or not stated1301.51.6

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, Tablelands: 17.1% Professionals, Tablelands: 15.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, Tablelands: 11.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Tablelands: 11.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Tablelands: 11.5% Sales Workers, Tablelands: 9.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Tablelands: 6.0% Labourers, Tablelands: 15.3% Inadequately described or not stated, Tablelands: 1.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the 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 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 in Tablelands and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (17.1% compared to 12.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (15.3% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (15.1% compared to 19.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (11.9% compared to 14.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in Tablelands between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Managers (+1,463 local workers)
  • Labourers (+1,309 local workers)
  • Professionals (+1,298 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+1,019 local workers)

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