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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Other Services) technicians and trades workers 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%Arts and Recreation Services%Number%Arts and Recreation Services%2011 to 2016
Managers2665.812.72014.713.0+65
Professionals3287.215.93438.015.3-15
Technicians and Trades Workers2,30550.514.12,27552.913.5+30
Community and Personal Service Workers51711.326.745010.524.8+67
Clerical and Administrative Workers50211.010.551712.013.6-15
Sales Workers922.03.5651.52.5+27
Machinery Operators And Drivers701.51.1561.30.3+14
Labourers45410.014.03728.715.7+82
Inadequately described or not stated270.61.5190.41.4+8

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 - Arts and Recreation Services : 12.7% Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 15.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 14.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 26.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 10.5% Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 3.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 1.1% Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 14.0% Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 1.5% Managers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Other Services: 5.8% Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Other Services: 7.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Other Services: 50.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Other Services: 11.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Other Services: 11.0% Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Other Services: 2.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Other Services: 1.5% Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Other Services: 10.0% Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Other Services: 0.6%
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 - Other Services: +65 Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Other Services: -15 Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Other Services: +30 Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Other Services: +67 Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Other Services: -15 Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Other Services: +27 Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Other Services: +14 Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Other Services: +82 Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Other Services: +8
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 (Other Services) in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (2,305 people or 50.5%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (517 people or 11.3%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (502 people or 11.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,324 people in total or 72.9% of the resident workers (Other Services).

In comparison, Arts and Recreation Services employed 14.1% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 26.7% in Community and Personal Service Workers; and 10.5% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Other Services) of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Arts and Recreation Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Other Services) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (50.5% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Other Services) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (11.3% compared to 26.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Other Services) employed as Professionals (7.2% compared to 15.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Other Services) employed as Managers (5.8% compared to 12.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers (Other Services)] in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by 263 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Labourers (+82 people)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+67 people)
  • Managers (+65 people)

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