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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers professionals in Toowoomba 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 Toowoomba'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

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Resident workers occupations
Toowoomba 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Managers8,85412.412.18,63012.512.0+224
Professionals13,27118.619.812,18317.718.9+1,088
Technicians and Trades Workers10,75715.114.310,57515.414.9+182
Community and Personal Service Workers7,91811.111.36,8099.910.0+1,109
Clerical and Administrative Workers9,50113.313.69,54513.914.7-44
Sales Workers6,4359.09.76,4069.39.8+29
Machinery Operators And Drivers4,8886.96.94,8987.17.3-10
Labourers8,65912.210.58,69112.610.6-32
Inadequately described or not stated9111.31.61,0861.61.8-175

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers occupations, 2016
Resident workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Queensland : 12.1% Professionals, Queensland : 19.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland : 14.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland : 11.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland : 13.6% Sales Workers, Queensland : 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland : 6.9% Labourers, Queensland : 10.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland : 1.6% Managers, Toowoomba - All industries: 12.4% Professionals, Toowoomba - All industries: 18.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Toowoomba - All industries: 15.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, Toowoomba - All industries: 11.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Toowoomba - All industries: 13.3% Sales Workers, Toowoomba - All industries: 9.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Toowoomba - All industries: 6.9% Labourers, Toowoomba - All industries: 12.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Toowoomba - All industries: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Toowoomba - All industries: +224 Professionals, Toowoomba - All industries: +1,088 Technicians and Trades Workers, Toowoomba - All industries: +182 Community and Personal Service Workers, Toowoomba - All industries: +1,109 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Toowoomba - All industries: -44 Sales Workers, Toowoomba - All industries: +29 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Toowoomba - All industries: -10 Labourers, Toowoomba - All industries: -32 Inadequately described or not stated, Toowoomba - All industries: -175
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in Toowoomba in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (13,271 people or 18.6%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (10,757 people or 15.1%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (9,501 people or 13.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 33,529 people in total or 47.1% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 19.8% in Professionals; 14.3% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 13.6% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers of Toowoomba and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Labourers (12.2% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Professionals (18.6% compared to 19.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in Toowoomba increased by 2,371 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Toowoomba were for those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,109 people)
  • Professionals (+1,088 people)
  • Managers (+224 people)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+182 people)

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