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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers industry of employment|
|RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Females||2016||2011||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Queensland||Number||%||Queensland||2011 - 2016|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||4,076||7.4||2.0||4,203||7.5||1.8||-127|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||232||0.4||0.5||210||0.4||0.6||+22|
|Accommodation and Food Services||4,270||7.8||8.7||4,397||7.9||8.2||-127|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||1,103||2.0||2.6||1,104||2.0||2.5||-1|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||307||0.6||1.0||413||0.7||1.1||-106|
|Financial and Insurance Services||1,488||2.7||3.0||1,614||2.9||3.1||-126|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||794||1.4||2.2||683||1.2||1.9||+111|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||2,520||4.6||6.1||2,284||4.1||6.0||+236|
|Administrative and Support Services||1,599||2.9||4.0||1,266||2.3||3.3||+333|
|Public Administration and Safety||3,004||5.5||6.1||2,870||5.1||6.0||+134|
|Education and Training||8,682||15.8||13.6||7,567||13.5||11.3||+1,115|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||11,986||21.8||21.2||11,152||19.9||18.8||+834|
|Arts and Recreation Services||488||0.9||1.6||439||0.8||1.4||+49|
|Industry not classified||1,588||2.9||3.3||1,044||1.9||1.9||+544|
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%)
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)