Townsville City Council
Local workers - Occupations - All industries
In the Townsville City Council, 19.6% of workers were Professionals, 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 the Townsville City Council will be influenced by factors including:
- The economic base and employment opportunities available in the Townsville City Council;
- 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|
|Townsville City Council - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Queensland||Number||%||Queensland||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||11,364||13.9||14.2||12,394||15.4||14.9||-1,030|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||12,402||15.2||11.4||10,268||12.8||10.0||+2,134|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||11,589||14.2||13.7||12,191||15.1||14.7||-602|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||5,368||6.6||6.9||5,824||7.2||7.3||-456|
|Inadequately described or not stated||1,196||1.5||1.6||1,467||1.8||1.8||-271|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in the Townsville City Council in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Professionals (16,043 local workers or 19.6%)
- Community and Personal Service Workers (12,402 local workers or 15.2%)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (11,589 local workers or 14.2%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 40,034 people in total or 49.0% of the All industries local workers.
In comparison, Queensland employed 19.9% as Professionals; 11.4% as Community and Personal Service Workers and 13.7% as Clerical and Administrative Workers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Townsville City Council and Queensland were:
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (15.2% compared to 11.4%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (9.9% compared to 12.1%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (9.3% compared to 10.6%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (14.2% compared to 13.7%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the Townsville City Council between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+2,134 local workers)
- Professionals (+1,585 local workers)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (-1,030 local workers)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (-602 local workers)