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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Occupations of employment

There are more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people employed as [IndigenousOccupation].[Top1Label] in Rockhampton 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 Rockhampton'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, 2011
Occupation of employment, 2011
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
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

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

[IndigenousOccupation].[TopList1]

In combination these three occupations accounted for [IndigenousOccupation].[Top3Sum].{0:#,0} people in total or [IndigenousOccupation].[Top3SumPer].{0:0.0}% of the employed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resident population.

[IndigenousOccupation].[SpatialList1]

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