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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

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Resident workers occupations
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Transport, Postal and Warehousing%Number%Transport, Postal and Warehousing%2011 to 2016
Managers1998.410.21786.58.7+21
Professionals1898.02.52579.42.8-68
Technicians and Trades Workers67528.67.967824.87.4-3
Community and Personal Service Workers120.50.840.10.6+8
Clerical and Administrative Workers1787.519.32298.419.5-51
Sales Workers80.32.660.22.2+2
Machinery Operators And Drivers90338.249.51,08839.750.5-185
Labourers1606.86.02499.17.2-89
Inadequately described or not stated371.61.2491.81.1-12

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 - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 10.2% Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 2.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 7.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 0.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 19.3% Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 2.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 49.5% Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 6.0% Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 1.2% Managers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: 8.4% Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: 8.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: 28.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: 0.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: 7.5% Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: 0.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: 38.2% Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: 6.8% Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: 1.6%
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 - Mining: +21 Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: -68 Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: -3 Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: +8 Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: -51 Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: +2 Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: -185 Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: -89 Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: -12
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 (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, Transport, Postal and Warehousing employed 49.5% in Machinery Operators And Drivers; 7.9% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 10.2% in Managers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Mining) of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Transport, Postal and Warehousing were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Mining) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (28.6% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Mining) employed as Professionals (8.0% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Mining) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (7.5% compared to 19.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Mining) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (38.2% compared to 49.5%)

Emerging groups

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)

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