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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Occupations of employment

There are more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people employed as clerical and administrative workers in Redland City than any other occupation.

Occupation statistics quantify the occupations in which the indigenous residents work. The work locations may be within the local area or elsewhere. Only the employed population are counted in the occupation table (those unemployed or not in the labour force don’t have an occupation).

Occupations are broadly classified by education/skill level, with the more highly skilled managerial and professional occupations being at the top of the list, while labourers form the lowest level of the list.

The occupations of the indigenous population will be influenced by the economic base and employment opportunities available in the area, education levels, and the working and social aspirations of the population. When viewed with other indicators, such as Highest Education Attainment and Employment Status, Occupation is a key measure for evaluating Redland City's socio-economic status and skill base.

Derived from the two Census questions:

'In the main job held last week, what was the person's occupation?' and 'What are the main tasks that the person himself/herself usually performs in that occupation?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - Redland City20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Queensland - ATSI %Number%Queensland - ATSI %2006 to 2011
Managers606.55.5365.34.7+24
Professionals10811.611.3619.19.6+47
Technicians and Trades Workers13414.413.010115.012.3+33
Community and Personal Service Workers13814.915.610715.914.4+31
Clerical and Administrative Workers15216.413.111016.312.4+42
Sales Workers10211.07.6507.46.4+52
Machinery Operators And Drivers9610.310.1639.39.0+33
Labourers13314.320.112218.126.6+11
Inadequately described50.53.6243.64.6-19

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Occupation of employment, 2011
Occupation of employment, 2011 Managers, Queensland - ATSI: 5.5% Professionals, Queensland - ATSI: 11.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland - ATSI: 13.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland - ATSI: 15.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland - ATSI: 13.1% Sales Workers, Queensland - ATSI: 7.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland - ATSI: 10.1% Labourers, Queensland - ATSI: 20.1% Inadequately described, Queensland - ATSI: 3.6% Managers, Redland City - ATSI: 6.5% Professionals, Redland City - ATSI: 11.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Redland City - ATSI: 14.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Redland City - ATSI: 14.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Redland City - ATSI: 16.4% Sales Workers, Redland City - ATSI: 11.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Redland City - ATSI: 10.3% Labourers, Redland City - ATSI: 14.3% Inadequately described, Redland City - ATSI: 0.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011 Managers, Redland City: +24 Professionals, Redland City: +47 Technicians and Trades Workers, Redland City: +33 Community and Personal Service Workers, Redland City: +31 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Redland City: +42 Sales Workers, Redland City: +52 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Redland City: +33 Labourers, Redland City: +11 Inadequately described, Redland City: -19
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resident population in Redland City in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (152 people or 16.4%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (138 people or 14.9%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (134 people or 14.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 424 people in total or 45.7% of the employed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resident population.

The major differences between the occupations held by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of Redland City and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of Queensland - ATSI were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed as Sales Workers (11.0% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (16.4% compared to 13.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (14.4% compared to 13.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Labourers (14.3% compared to 20.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Redland City increased by 254 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the occupations held by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents between 2006 and 2011 in Redland City was for those employed as:

  • Sales Workers (+52 people)

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