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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Industry

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employs more of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region’s male 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 - Males20162011Change
Industry
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9,31515.13.69,14014.73.5+175
Mining2,0613.43.82,3953.84.1-334
Manufacturing5,5189.08.67,24111.612.0-1,723
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,3572.21.71,2352.01.8+122
Construction8,18013.314.97,95712.814.5+223
Wholesale Trade2,3543.83.42,8384.64.6-484
Retail Trade4,6277.58.05,1058.28.2-478
Accommodation and Food Services2,7464.56.12,4213.95.4+325
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,9776.57.44,4667.27.5-489
Information Media and Telecommunications4120.71.35040.81.3-92
Financial and Insurance Services8881.42.19071.52.1-19
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6991.11.86461.01.6+53
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,9733.26.42,0523.36.6-79
Administrative and Support Services1,0861.83.19741.62.9+112
Public Administration and Safety4,4437.27.04,5137.27.0-70
Education and Training2,9304.84.72,6894.34.2+241
Health Care and Social Assistance2,9064.75.42,6654.34.7+241
Arts and Recreation Services4600.71.64150.71.3+45
Other Services2,6324.34.02,4904.04.0+142
Industry not classified2,9514.85.21,6202.62.7+1,331

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, Queensland: 3.6% Mining, Queensland: 3.8% Manufacturing, Queensland: 8.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.7% Construction, Queensland: 14.9% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.4% Retail Trade, Queensland: 8.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 6.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 7.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 6.4% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 7.0% Education and Training, Queensland: 4.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 5.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.6% Other Services, Queensland: 4.0% Industry not classified, Queensland: 5.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 15.1% Mining, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.4% Manufacturing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 9.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.2% Construction, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 13.3% Wholesale Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.8% Retail Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 7.5% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 4.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 6.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.2% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.8% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 7.2% Education and Training, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 4.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 4.7% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0.7% Other Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 4.3% Industry not classified, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 4.8%
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: +175 Mining, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -334 Manufacturing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -1,723 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +122 Construction, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +223 Wholesale Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -484 Retail Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -478 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +325 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -489 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -92 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -19 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +53 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -79 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +112 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -70 Education and Training, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +241 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +241 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +45 Other Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +142 Industry not classified, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +1,331
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 male resident workforce in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9,315 people or 15.1%)
  • Construction (8,180 people or 13.3%)
  • Manufacturing (5,518 people or 9.0%)

In combination these three industries employed 23,013 people in total or 37.4% of the total male resident workforce.

In comparison, Queensland employed 3.6% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 14.9% in Construction; and 8.6% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of male resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (15.1% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.2% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workforce employed in Accommodation and Food Services (4.5% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workforce employed in Construction (13.3% compared to 14.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-1,723 male resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+1,331 male resident workforce)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-489 male resident workforce)
  • Wholesale Trade (-484 male resident workforce)

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