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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers professionals in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of RDA Darling Downs and South West Region's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Manufacturing%Number%Manufacturing%2011 to 2016
Managers17,75515.211.718,36415.910.7-609
Professionals18,68816.03.917,41715.14.2+1,271
Technicians and Trades Workers17,01314.628.316,93214.628.9+81
Community and Personal Service Workers12,11310.40.810,7649.30.4+1,349
Clerical and Administrative Workers14,50012.48.314,75712.89.0-257
Sales Workers10,1178.75.310,0128.74.8+105
Machinery Operators And Drivers9,0087.710.09,6878.410.4-679
Labourers15,67913.530.915,84313.730.5-164
Inadequately described or not stated1,6431.40.91,8751.61.2-232

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

Resident workers occupations, 2016
Resident workers occupations, 2016 Managers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing : 11.7% Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing : 3.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing : 28.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing : 0.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing : 8.3% Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing : 5.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing : 10.0% Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing : 30.9% Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing : 0.9% Managers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 15.2% Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 16.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 14.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 10.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 12.4% Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 8.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 7.7% Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 13.5% Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 1.4%
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 occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: -609 Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: +1,271 Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: +81 Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: +1,349 Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: -257 Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: +105 Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: -679 Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: -164 Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: -232
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

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (18,688 people or 16.0%)
  • Managers (17,755 people or 15.2%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (17,013 people or 14.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 53,456 people in total or 45.9% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Manufacturing employed 3.9% in Professionals; 11.7% in Managers; and 28.3% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Manufacturing were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Professionals (16.0% compared to 3.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (10.4% compared to 0.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Labourers (13.5% compared to 30.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (14.6% compared to 28.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by 865 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were for those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,349 people)
  • Professionals (+1,271 people)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-679 people)
  • Managers (-609 people)

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