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Southern Downs Regional Council area

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Manufacturing) labourers in Southern Downs Regional Council area 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
Southern Downs Regional Council area 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Managers14011.414.015211.613.1-12
Professionals524.26.9695.26.5-17
Technicians and Trades Workers24019.527.726820.429.4-28
Community and Personal Service Workers90.71.060.50.7+3
Clerical and Administrative Workers836.710.11229.310.6-39
Sales Workers443.65.7544.15.5-10
Machinery Operators And Drivers1038.413.61068.113.8-3
Labourers54744.520.052840.219.1+19
Inadequately described or not stated121.01.0100.81.5+2

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, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Manufacturing: 11.4% Professionals, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Manufacturing: 4.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Manufacturing: 19.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Manufacturing: 0.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Manufacturing: 6.7% Sales Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Manufacturing: 3.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Manufacturing: 8.4% Labourers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Manufacturing: 44.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Manufacturing: 1.0%
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, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Manufacturing: -12 Professionals, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Manufacturing: -17 Technicians and Trades Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Manufacturing: -28 Community and Personal Service Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Manufacturing: +3 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Manufacturing: -39 Sales Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Manufacturing: -10 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Manufacturing: -3 Labourers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Manufacturing: +19 Inadequately described or not stated, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Manufacturing: +2
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 Southern Downs Regional Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (547 people or 44.5%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (240 people or 19.5%)
  • Managers (140 people or 11.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 927 people in total or 75.4% 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 Southern Downs Regional Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) employed as Labourers (44.5% compared to 20.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (19.5% compared to 27.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (8.4% compared to 13.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (6.7% compared to 10.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers (Manufacturing)] in Southern Downs Regional Council area decreased by 85 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in the occupations of the resident workers (Manufacturing) between 2011 and 2016 in Southern Downs Regional Council area.

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