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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) managers 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%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Managers7,56156.447.28,33662.554.1-775
Professionals3612.73.22732.02.2+88
Technicians and Trades Workers6024.54.74953.74.1+107
Community and Personal Service Workers180.10.5210.20.3-3
Clerical and Administrative Workers6474.84.95664.24.6+81
Sales Workers1090.81.3510.40.6+58
Machinery Operators And Drivers8506.37.18026.06.3+48
Labourers3,13323.430.32,70120.227.0+432
Inadequately described or not stated1190.90.91020.80.7+17

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, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 47.2% Professionals, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 3.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 4.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 0.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 4.9% Sales Workers, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 1.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 7.1% Labourers, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 30.3% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 0.9% Managers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 56.4% Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 2.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 4.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 4.8% Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 6.3% Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 23.4% Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0.9%
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 occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -775 Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +88 Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +107 Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -3 Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +81 Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +58 Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +48 Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +432 Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +17
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 (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (7,561 people or 56.4%)
  • Labourers (3,133 people or 23.4%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (850 people or 6.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 11,544 people in total or 86.1% of the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing).

In comparison, Queensland employed 47.2% in Managers; 30.3% in Labourers; and 7.1% in Machinery Operators And Drivers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) employed as Managers (56.4% compared to 47.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) employed as Labourers (23.4% compared to 30.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing)] in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by 53 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Managers (-775 people)
  • Labourers (+432 people)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+107 people)
  • Professionals (+88 people)

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