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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Manufacturing) labourers 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
Managers86111.714.01,00910.713.1-148
Professionals2863.96.93984.26.5-112
Technicians and Trades Workers2,08928.327.72,72128.929.4-632
Community and Personal Service Workers570.81.0380.40.7+19
Clerical and Administrative Workers6138.310.18489.010.6-235
Sales Workers3895.35.74484.85.5-59
Machinery Operators And Drivers74110.013.698510.413.8-244
Labourers2,27630.920.02,87130.519.1-595
Inadequately described or not stated630.91.01101.21.5-47

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 - Manufacturing  : 14.0% Professionals, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 6.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 27.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 1.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 10.1% Sales Workers, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 5.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 13.6% Labourers, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 20.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 1.0% 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%
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 - Manufacturing: -148 Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: -112 Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: -632 Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: +19 Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: -235 Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: -59 Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: -244 Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: -595 Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Manufacturing: -47
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 (Manufacturing) in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (2,276 people or 30.9%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (2,089 people or 28.3%)
  • Managers (861 people or 11.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 5,226 people in total or 70.9% of the resident workers (Manufacturing).

In comparison, Queensland employed 20.0% in Labourers; 27.7% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 14.0% in Managers.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) employed as Labourers (30.9% compared to 20.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (10.0% compared to 13.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) employed as Professionals (3.9% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) employed as Managers (11.7% compared to 14.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers (Manufacturing)] in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region decreased by 2,053 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-632 people)
  • Labourers (-595 people)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-244 people)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-235 people)

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