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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Construction) technicians and trades workers 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%Health Care and Social Assistance%Number%Health Care and Social Assistance%2011 to 2016
Managers1,04511.04.396710.54.0+78
Professionals2462.636.02242.435.1+22
Technicians and Trades Workers4,22944.63.34,08144.53.8+148
Community and Personal Service Workers220.235.580.134.6+14
Clerical and Administrative Workers99810.513.196010.513.2+38
Sales Workers1131.20.6820.90.4+31
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,31513.90.61,37915.00.6-64
Labourers1,44415.26.01,38815.17.2+56
Inadequately described or not stated730.80.6790.91.1-6

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 - Health Care and Social Assistance : 4.3% Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance : 36.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance : 3.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance : 35.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance : 13.1% Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance : 0.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance : 0.6% Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance : 6.0% Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance : 0.6% Managers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: 11.0% Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: 2.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: 44.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: 0.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: 10.5% Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: 1.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: 13.9% Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: 15.2% Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: 0.8%
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 - Construction: +78 Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: +22 Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: +148 Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: +14 Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: +38 Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: +31 Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: -64 Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: +56 Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: -6
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 (Construction) in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (4,229 people or 44.6%)
  • Labourers (1,444 people or 15.2%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (1,315 people or 13.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 6,988 people in total or 73.7% of the resident workers (Construction).

In comparison, Health Care and Social Assistance employed 3.3% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 6.0% in Labourers; and 0.6% in Machinery Operators And Drivers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Construction) of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Health Care and Social Assistance were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Construction) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (44.6% compared to 3.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Construction) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (13.9% compared to 0.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Construction) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (0.2% compared to 35.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Construction) employed as Professionals (2.6% compared to 36.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers (Construction)] in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by 317 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+148 people)
  • Managers (+78 people)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-64 people)
  • Labourers (+56 people)

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