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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.

For a complete local workers analysis for the Townsville City Council, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, the Townsville City Council in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Local workers occupations
Townsville City Council - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Managers8,0639.912.18,09910.112.0-36
Professionals16,04319.619.914,45818.018.9+1,585
Technicians and Trades Workers11,36413.914.212,39415.414.9-1,030
Community and Personal Service Workers12,40215.211.410,26812.810.0+2,134
Clerical and Administrative Workers11,58914.213.712,19115.114.7-602
Sales Workers8,1019.99.78,16310.19.8-62
Machinery Operators And Drivers5,3686.66.95,8247.27.3-456
Labourers7,5989.310.67,6399.510.6-41
Inadequately described or not stated1,1961.51.61,4671.81.8-271
Total Persons81,724100.0100.080,503100.0100.0+1,221

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

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Dominant groups

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%)

Emerging groups

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)

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