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Overseas born - Occupation of employment

In 2011, there were more overseas born people working as professionals in Rockhampton than any other occupation.

Rockhampton's occupation statistics quantify the occupations in which people born overseas (who are residents of Rockhampton) 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 StuctureQualifications and migration stream. Many of Australia's recent migrants are skilled arrivals who fill identified skill gaps in particular occupation groups. Some older overseas-born 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?'

People born overseas aged 15+

Occupation of employment
Rockhampton - Overseas born20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Brisbane SDNumber%Brisbane SD2006 to 2011
Managers4798.411.240110.111.7+78
Professionals1,33823.524.597024.421.9+368
Technicians and Trades Workers81914.413.355413.914.5+265
Community and Personal Service Workers5569.89.53739.48.4+183
Clerical and Administrative Workers5359.414.144511.214.6+90
Sales Workers3706.57.52546.48.1+116
Machinery Operators And Drivers4117.26.82616.67.0+150
Labourers1,07718.911.266916.811.8+408
Inadequately described/Not stated1122.01.9531.32.0+59

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: 11.2% Professionals, Brisbane SD: 24.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Brisbane SD: 13.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Brisbane SD: 9.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Brisbane SD: 14.1% Sales Workers, Brisbane SD: 7.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Brisbane SD: 6.8% Labourers, Brisbane SD: 11.2% Inadequately described/Not stated, Brisbane SD: 1.9% Managers, Rockhampton: 8.4% Professionals, Rockhampton: 23.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Rockhampton: 14.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Rockhampton: 9.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Rockhampton: 9.4% Sales Workers, Rockhampton: 6.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Rockhampton: 7.2% Labourers, Rockhampton: 18.9% Inadequately described/Not stated, Rockhampton: 2.0%
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: +78 Professionals, Rockhampton: +368 Technicians and Trades Workers, Rockhampton: +265 Community and Personal Service Workers, Rockhampton: +183 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Rockhampton: +90 Sales Workers, Rockhampton: +116 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Rockhampton: +150 Labourers, Rockhampton: +408 Inadequately described/Not stated, Rockhampton: +59
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 overseas born population in Rockhampton in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (1,338 people or 23.5%)
  • Labourers (1,077 people or 18.9%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (819 people or 14.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,234 people in total or 56.8% of the employed overseas born population.

In comparison, Brisbane SD employed 24.5% in Professionals; 11.2% in Labourers; and 13.3% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the overseas born population in Rockhampton and Brisbane SD were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed as Labourers (18.9% compared to 11.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (14.4% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (9.4% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Managers (8.4% compared to 11.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed overseas born people in Rockhampton increased by 1,717 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Labourers (+408 persons)
  • Professionals (+368 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+265 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+183 persons)

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