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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more female resident workers (Retail Trade) sales 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 - Females20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Managers83112.913.199113.413.6-160
Professionals1362.13.61542.13.1-18
Technicians and Trades Workers2303.62.82493.42.7-19
Community and Personal Service Workers681.11.2911.21.1-23
Clerical and Administrative Workers5518.57.976610.39.5-215
Sales Workers4,08763.463.44,51860.962.5-431
Machinery Operators And Drivers651.01.31061.41.2-41
Labourers4637.26.25076.85.8-44
Inadequately described or not stated200.30.4400.50.6-20

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 - Retail Trade female  : 13.1% Professionals, Queensland - Retail Trade female  : 3.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland - Retail Trade female  : 2.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland - Retail Trade female  : 1.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland - Retail Trade female  : 7.9% Sales Workers, Queensland - Retail Trade female  : 63.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland - Retail Trade female  : 1.3% Labourers, Queensland - Retail Trade female  : 6.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland - Retail Trade female  : 0.4% Managers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: 12.9% Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: 2.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: 3.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: 1.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: 8.5% Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: 63.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: 1.0% Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: 7.2% Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: 0.3%
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 - Retail Trade: -160 Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: -18 Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: -19 Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: -23 Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: -215 Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: -431 Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: -41 Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: -44 Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Retail Trade: -20
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 female resident workers (Retail Trade) in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Sales Workers (4,087 people or 63.4%)
  • Managers (831 people or 12.9%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (551 people or 8.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 5,469 people in total or 84.8% of the female resident workers (Retail Trade).

In comparison, Queensland employed 63.4% in Sales Workers; 13.1% in Managers; and 7.9% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major difference between the jobs held by the female resident workers (Retail Trade) of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland was:

  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (Retail Trade) employed as Professionals (2.1% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the female resident workers (Retail Trade)] in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region decreased by 971 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Sales Workers (-431 females)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-215 females)
  • Managers (-160 females)

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