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
|Resident workers industry of employment|
|RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Males||2016||2011||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Queensland%||Number||%||Queensland%||2011 to 2016|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||9,315||15.1||3.6||9,140||14.7||3.5||+175||25000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||1,357||2.2||1.7||1,235||2.0||1.8||+122||28000||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||2,746||4.5||6.1||2,421||3.9||5.4||+325||32000||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||3,977||6.5||7.4||4,466||7.2||7.5||-489||33000||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||412||0.7||1.3||504||0.8||1.3||-92||34000||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||888||1.4||2.1||907||1.5||2.1||-19||35000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||699||1.1||1.8||646||1.0||1.6||+53||36000||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||1,973||3.2||6.4||2,052||3.3||6.6||-79||37000||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||1,086||1.8||3.1||974||1.6||2.9||+112||38000||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||4,443||7.2||7.0||4,513||7.2||7.0||-70||39000||P|
|Education and Training||2,930||4.8||4.7||2,689||4.3||4.2||+241||40000||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||2,906||4.7||5.4||2,665||4.3||4.7||+241||41000||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||460||0.7||1.6||415||0.7||1.3||+45||42000||P|
|Industry not classified||2,951||4.8||5.2||1,620||2.6||2.7||+1,331||44000||P|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
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%)
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)