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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.

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 - Females20162011Change
Industry
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4,0767.42.04,2037.91.9-127
Mining3010.50.83620.70.9-61
Manufacturing1,8583.43.32,1944.14.4-336
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2320.40.52100.40.6+22
Construction1,3132.42.51,2352.32.8+78
Wholesale Trade9071.71.81,1092.12.6-202
Retail Trade6,49211.812.07,41313.913.5-921
Accommodation and Food Services4,2707.88.74,3978.28.7-127
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,1032.02.61,1042.12.7-1
Information Media and Telecommunications3070.61.04130.81.2-106
Financial and Insurance Services1,4882.73.01,6143.03.3-126
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7941.42.26911.32.0+103
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,5204.66.12,2844.36.4+236
Administrative and Support Services1,5992.94.01,2662.43.6+333
Public Administration and Safety3,0045.56.12,8705.46.4+134
Education and Training8,68215.813.67,56714.212.0+1,115
Health Care and Social Assistance11,98621.821.211,15220.920.0+834
Arts and Recreation Services4880.91.64390.81.4+49
Other Services1,9233.53.81,8063.43.7+117
Industry not classified1,6192.93.31,0622.02.0+557

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: 2.0% Mining, Queensland: 0.8% Manufacturing, Queensland: 3.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 0.5% Construction, Queensland: 2.5% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 1.8% Retail Trade, Queensland: 12.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 8.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 2.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 3.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 2.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 6.1% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 4.0% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 6.1% Education and Training, Queensland: 13.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 21.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.6% Other Services, Queensland: 3.8% Industry not classified, Queensland: 3.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 7.4% Mining, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0.5% Manufacturing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0.4% Construction, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.4% Wholesale Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.7% Retail Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 11.8% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 7.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 4.6% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 5.5% Education and Training, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 15.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 21.8% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0.9% Other Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.5% Industry not classified, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.9%
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: -127 Mining, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -61 Manufacturing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -336 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +22 Construction, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +78 Wholesale Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -202 Retail Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -921 Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -127 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -1 Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -106 Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -126 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +103 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +236 Administrative and Support Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +333 Public Administration and Safety, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +134 Education and Training, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +1,115 Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +834 Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +49 Other Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +117 Industry not classified, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +557
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 female 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 (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 female resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (-921 female resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+834 female resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+557 female resident workforce)

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