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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) community and personal service workers 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 Regional Council'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
Managers9514.114.57912.712.9+16
Professionals9213.719.77712.419.5+15
Technicians and Trades Workers8512.611.18513.711.80
Community and Personal Service Workers18327.226.717628.326.2+7
Clerical and Administrative Workers7511.110.78113.012.1-6
Sales Workers253.75.7193.15.6+6
Machinery Operators And Drivers101.52.130.52.0+7
Labourers9914.78.39315.08.8+6
Inadequately described or not stated91.31.291.41.20

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 - Arts and Recreation Services  : 14.5% Professionals, Queensland - Arts and Recreation Services  : 19.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland - Arts and Recreation Services  : 11.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland - Arts and Recreation Services  : 26.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland - Arts and Recreation Services  : 10.7% Sales Workers, Queensland - Arts and Recreation Services  : 5.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland - Arts and Recreation Services  : 2.1% Labourers, Queensland - Arts and Recreation Services  : 8.3% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland - Arts and Recreation Services  : 1.2% Managers, Toowoomba - Arts and Recreation Services: 14.1% Professionals, Toowoomba - Arts and Recreation Services: 13.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Toowoomba - Arts and Recreation Services: 12.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, Toowoomba - Arts and Recreation Services: 27.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Toowoomba - Arts and Recreation Services: 11.1% Sales Workers, Toowoomba - Arts and Recreation Services: 3.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Toowoomba - Arts and Recreation Services: 1.5% Labourers, Toowoomba - Arts and Recreation Services: 14.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Toowoomba - Arts and Recreation Services: 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 - Arts and Recreation Services: +16 Professionals, Toowoomba - Arts and Recreation Services: +15 Technicians and Trades Workers, Toowoomba - Arts and Recreation Services: 0 Community and Personal Service Workers, Toowoomba - Arts and Recreation Services: +7 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Toowoomba - Arts and Recreation Services: -6 Sales Workers, Toowoomba - Arts and Recreation Services: +6 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Toowoomba - Arts and Recreation Services: +7 Labourers, Toowoomba - Arts and Recreation Services: +6 Inadequately described or not stated, Toowoomba - Arts and Recreation Services: 0
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 (Arts and Recreation Services) in Toowoomba in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (183 people or 27.2%)
  • Labourers (99 people or 14.7%)
  • Managers (95 people or 14.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 377 people in total or 56.0% of the resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services).

In comparison, Queensland employed 26.7% in Community and Personal Service Workers; 8.3% in Labourers; and 14.5% in Managers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) of Toowoomba and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) employed as Labourers (14.7% compared to 8.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (12.6% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) employed as Professionals (13.7% compared to 19.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) employed as Sales Workers (3.7% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services)] in Toowoomba increased by 51 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in the occupations of the resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) between 2011 and 2016 in Toowoomba.

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