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Non-English speakers - Occupation of employment

In 2011, there were more non-English speakers working as labourers in Rockhampton than any other occupation.

Rockhampton's occupation statistics quantify the occupations in which people speaking a language other than English at home (who are residents) work. The work destination may be in the local area or elsewhere.

The type of work done by migrant communities is influenced by their age structure, qualifications and migration stream. Many of Australia's recent migrants are skilled arrivals who fill identified skill gaps in particular occupation groups. Some older non-English speaking communities may be retired, or otherwise not in the workforce. Only those who are employed are included in this topic.

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?'

Employed people speaking a language other than English at home aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
Rockhampton - Non-English speakers20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Brisbane SDNumber%Brisbane SD2006 to 2011
Managers1305.59.4786.410.1+52
Professionals59425.226.035128.922.7+243
Technicians and Trades Workers31413.312.613611.214.0+178
Community and Personal Service Workers2058.710.41018.39.0+104
Clerical and Administrative Workers1365.811.7988.111.9+38
Sales Workers1054.57.5494.08.4+56
Machinery Operators And Drivers954.06.4373.06.8+58
Labourers71630.413.734228.114.5+374
Inadequately described/Not stated612.62.4231.92.7+38

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, Brisbane SD: 9.4% Professionals, Brisbane SD: 26.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, Brisbane SD: 12.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, Brisbane SD: 10.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Brisbane SD: 11.7% Sales Workers, Brisbane SD: 7.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Brisbane SD: 6.4% Labourers, Brisbane SD: 13.7% Inadequately described/Not stated, Brisbane SD: 2.4% Managers, Rockhampton: 5.5% Professionals, Rockhampton: 25.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Rockhampton: 13.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Rockhampton: 8.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Rockhampton: 5.8% Sales Workers, Rockhampton: 4.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Rockhampton: 4.0% Labourers, Rockhampton: 30.4% Inadequately described/Not stated, Rockhampton: 2.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011 Managers, Rockhampton: +52 Professionals, Rockhampton: +243 Technicians and Trades Workers, Rockhampton: +178 Community and Personal Service Workers, Rockhampton: +104 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Rockhampton: +38 Sales Workers, Rockhampton: +56 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Rockhampton: +58 Labourers, Rockhampton: +374 Inadequately described/Not stated, Rockhampton: +38
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the non-English speaking resident population in Rockhampton in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (716 people or 30.4%)
  • Professionals (594 people or 25.2%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (314 people or 13.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,624 people in total or 68.9% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Brisbane SD employed 13.7% in Labourers; 26.0% in Professionals; and 12.6% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the non-English speaking population of Rockhampton and Brisbane SD were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed as Labourers (30.4% compared to 13.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (5.8% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Managers (5.5% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Sales Workers (4.5% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed non-English speakers in Rockhampton increased by 1,141 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of non-English speaking residents between 2006 and 2011 in Rockhampton were for those employed as:

  • Labourers (+374 persons)
  • Professionals (+243 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+178 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+104 persons)

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