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Occupation of employment

There were more clerical and administrative workers in Redland City in 2011 than any other occupation.

Redland City's occupation statistics quantify the occupations in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This 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 Educational Qualifications and Individual Income, 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
Redland City - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2006 to 2011
Managers
8,34012.311.67,40912.011.4+931
Professionals
11,04016.222.29,04014.620.2+2,000
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers11,13016.413.510,40216.914.2+728
Community and Personal Service Workers
6,5159.69.75,3188.68.8+1,197
Clerical and Administrative Workers
11,75617.316.210,60717.216.5+1,149
Sales Workers
7,20010.69.46,95611.310.2+244
Machinery Operators And Drivers
4,2356.26.44,1766.86.6+59
map this data in atlas.idLabourers6,6659.89.26,82511.110.4-160
Inadequately described
1,0891.61.89991.61.7+90

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, Greater Brisbane: 11.6% Professionals, Greater Brisbane: 22.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Brisbane: 13.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Brisbane: 9.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Brisbane: 16.2% Sales Workers, Greater Brisbane: 9.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Brisbane: 6.4% Labourers, Greater Brisbane: 9.2% Inadequately described, Greater Brisbane: 1.8% Managers, Redland City: 12.3% Professionals, Redland City: 16.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Redland City: 16.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Redland City: 9.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Redland City: 17.3% Sales Workers, Redland City: 10.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Redland City: 6.2% Labourers, Redland City: 9.8% Inadequately described, Redland City: 1.6%
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: +931 Professionals, Redland City: +2,000 Technicians and Trades Workers, Redland City: +728 Community and Personal Service Workers, Redland City: +1,197 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Redland City: +1,149 Sales Workers, Redland City: +244 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Redland City: +59 Labourers, Redland City: -160 Inadequately described, Redland City: +90
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 resident population in Redland City in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (11,756 people or 17.3%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (11,130 people or 16.4%)
  • Professionals (11,040 people or 16.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 33,926 people in total or 49.9% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Brisbane employed 16.2% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; 13.5% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 22.2% in Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Redland City and Greater Brisbane were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (16.4% compared to 13.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Sales Workers (10.6% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (17.3% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (16.2% compared to 22.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Redland City increased by 6,238 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2011 in Redland City were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+2,000 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,197 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+1,149 persons)
  • Managers (+931 persons)

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