RDA Darling Downs and South West Region
Resident workers - Occupations of employment
There are more resident workers (Mining) machinery operators and drivers 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
|Resident workers occupations|
|RDA Darling Downs and South West Region||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Queensland%||Number||%||Queensland%||2011 to 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||675||28.6||27.9||678||24.8||23.9||-3||27000||P|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||12||0.5||0.5||4||0.1||0.5||+8||28000||P|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||178||7.5||6.9||229||8.4||8.5||-51||29000||P|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||903||38.2||36.2||1,088||39.7||37.0||-185||31000||P|
|Inadequately described or not stated||37||1.6||1.1||49||1.8||1.5||-12||33000||P|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers (Mining) in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Machinery Operators And Drivers (903 people or 38.2%)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (675 people or 28.6%)
- Managers (199 people or 8.4%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,777 people in total or 75.2% of the resident workers (Mining).
In comparison, Queensland employed 36.2% in Machinery Operators And Drivers; 27.9% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 9.2% in Managers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Mining) of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:
- A larger percentage of resident workers (Mining) employed as Labourers (6.8% compared to 4.0%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (Mining) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (38.2% compared to 36.2%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (Mining) employed as Professionals (8.0% compared to 13.8%)
The number of people in the resident workers (Mining)] in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region decreased by 377 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest changes in the occupations of the resident workers (Mining) between 2011 and 2016 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were for those employed as:
- Machinery Operators And Drivers (-185 people)
- Labourers (-89 people)
- Professionals (-68 people)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (-51 people)