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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region’s resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%Australia%Number%Australia%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing13,38211.52.513,34311.52.5+39
Mining2,3752.01.72,7572.41.8-382
Manufacturing7,3676.36.49,4358.29.0-2,068
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,6011.41.11,4451.21.1+156
Construction9,4898.18.59,1927.98.2+297
Wholesale Trade3,2502.82.93,9473.44.0-697
Retail Trade11,1179.59.912,51810.810.5-1,401
Accommodation and Food Services7,0206.06.96,8185.96.5+202
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,0844.44.75,5704.84.8-486
Information Media and Telecommunications7310.61.79170.81.8-186
Financial and Insurance Services2,3822.03.62,5212.23.8-139
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,5071.31.71,3371.21.6+170
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,4843.87.34,3363.77.3+148
Administrative and Support Services2,6822.33.42,2401.93.2+442
Public Administration and Safety7,4446.46.77,3836.46.9+61
Education and Training11,61110.08.710,2568.98.0+1,355
Health Care and Social Assistance14,89712.812.613,81711.911.6+1,080
Arts and Recreation Services9490.81.78540.71.5+95
Other Services4,5703.93.74,2963.73.8+274
Industry not classified4,5713.94.42,6822.32.3+1,889

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers industry of employment, 2016
Resident workers industry of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Australia: 2.5% Mining, Australia: 1.7% Manufacturing, Australia: 6.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Australia: 1.1% Construction, Australia: 8.5% Wholesale Trade, Australia: 2.9% Retail Trade, Australia: 9.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Australia: 6.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Australia: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Australia: 1.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Australia: 3.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Australia: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Australia: 7.3% Administrative and Support Services, Australia: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Australia: 6.7% Education and Training, Australia: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Australia: 12.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Australia: 1.7% Other Services, Australia: 3.7% Industry not classified, Australia: 4.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 11.5% Mining, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.0% Manufacturing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 6.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.4% Construction, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 8.1% Wholesale Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.8% Retail Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 9.5% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 6.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 4.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.8% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.3% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 6.4% Education and Training, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 10.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 12.8% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0.8% Other Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.9% Industry not classified, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +39 Mining, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -382 Manufacturing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -2,068 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +156 Construction, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +297 Wholesale Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -697 Retail Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -1,401 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +202 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -486 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -186 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -139 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +170 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +148 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +442 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +61 Education and Training, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +1,355 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +1,080 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +95 Other Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +274 Industry not classified, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +1,889
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (14,897 people or 12.8%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (13,382 people or 11.5%)
  • Education and Training (11,611 people or 10.0%)

In combination these three industries employed 39,890 people in total or 34.2% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Australia employed 12.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 2.5% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; and 8.7% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (11.5% compared to 2.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Education and Training (10.0% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.8% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.0% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-2,068 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+1,889 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (-1,401 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+1,355 resident workforce)

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