RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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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 female 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.

Data source

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 - Females 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4,0767.42.04,2037.51.8-127
Mining3010.50.83620.60.9-61
Manufacturing1,8543.43.32,1943.94.1-340
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2320.40.52100.40.6+22
Construction1,3132.42.51,2352.22.6+78
Wholesale Trade9071.61.81,0942.02.4-187
Retail Trade6,49211.812.07,41313.312.7-921
Accommodation and Food Services4,2707.88.74,3977.98.2-127
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,1032.02.61,1042.02.5-1
Information Media and Telecommunications3070.61.04130.71.1-106
Financial and Insurance Services1,4882.73.01,6142.93.1-126
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7941.42.26831.21.9+111
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,5204.66.12,2844.16.0+236
Administrative and Support Services1,5992.94.01,2662.33.3+333
Public Administration and Safety3,0045.56.12,8705.16.0+134
Education and Training8,68215.813.67,56713.511.3+1,115
Health Care and Social Assistance11,98621.821.211,15219.918.8+834
Arts and Recreation Services4880.91.64390.81.4+49
Other Services1,9013.53.81,8063.23.5+95
Industry not classified1,5882.93.31,0441.91.9+544
Total Females54,905100.0100.053,350100.0100.0+1,555

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

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Dominant groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (11,986 people or 21.8%)
  • Education and Training (8,682 people or 15.8%)
  • Retail Trade (6,492 people or 11.8%)

In combination these three industries employed 27,160 people in total or 49.4% of the total female resident workforce.

In comparison, Queensland employed 21.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 13.6% in Education and Training and 12.0% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of female resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (7.4% compared to 2.0%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workforce employed in Education and Training (15.8% compared to 13.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.6% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workforce employed in Administrative and Support Services (2.9% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Education and Training (+1,115 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (-921 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+834 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+544 resident workforce)

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