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Occupation of employment

There were more technicians and trades workers in Rockhampton in 2011 than any other occupation.

Rockhampton'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 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
Rockhampton - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2006 to 2011
Managers
3,0458.712.53,0169.513.3+29
Professionals
5,47315.615.64,71214.914.2+761
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers6,02417.216.35,32516.816.5+699
Community and Personal Service Workers
3,67410.510.33,0689.79.4+606
Clerical and Administrative Workers
4,99514.213.24,72014.913.1+275
Sales Workers
3,3519.610.23,29010.410.6+61
Machinery Operators And Drivers
3,3559.68.22,5928.27.8+763
map this data in atlas.idLabourers4,53212.911.94,39213.913.4+140
Inadequately described
6221.81.85131.61.8+109

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, Regional QLD: 12.5% Professionals, Regional QLD: 15.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Regional QLD: 16.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Regional QLD: 10.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Regional QLD: 13.2% Sales Workers, Regional QLD: 10.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Regional QLD: 8.2% Labourers, Regional QLD: 11.9% Inadequately described, Regional QLD: 1.8% Managers, Rockhampton: 8.7% Professionals, Rockhampton: 15.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Rockhampton: 17.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Rockhampton: 10.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Rockhampton: 14.2% Sales Workers, Rockhampton: 9.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Rockhampton: 9.6% Labourers, Rockhampton: 12.9% Inadequately described, Rockhampton: 1.8%
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, Rockhampton: +29 Professionals, Rockhampton: +761 Technicians and Trades Workers, Rockhampton: +699 Community and Personal Service Workers, Rockhampton: +606 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Rockhampton: +275 Sales Workers, Rockhampton: +61 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Rockhampton: +763 Labourers, Rockhampton: +140 Inadequately described, Rockhampton: +109
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 Rockhampton in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (6,024 people or 17.2%)
  • Professionals (5,473 people or 15.6%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (4,995 people or 14.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 16,492 people in total or 47.0% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 16.3% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 15.6% in Professionals; and 13.2% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Rockhampton and Regional QLD were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (9.6% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (12.9% compared to 11.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (14.2% compared to 13.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (8.7% compared to 12.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Rockhampton increased by 3,443 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+763 persons)
  • Professionals (+761 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+699 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+606 persons)

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