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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) community and personal service 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%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Managers1,35619.416.81,32119.517.0+35
Professionals250.41.5260.41.4-1
Technicians and Trades Workers87412.512.683012.212.8+44
Community and Personal Service Workers1,74825.027.51,62023.926.7+128
Clerical and Administrative Workers2213.24.52273.35.3-6
Sales Workers1,02914.713.477611.411.5+253
Machinery Operators And Drivers1101.62.0901.31.5+20
Labourers1,61723.121.11,85027.322.9-233
Inadequately described or not stated200.30.6420.60.9-22

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 - Accommodation and Food Services  : 16.8% Professionals, Queensland - Accommodation and Food Services  : 1.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland - Accommodation and Food Services  : 12.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland - Accommodation and Food Services  : 27.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland - Accommodation and Food Services  : 4.5% Sales Workers, Queensland - Accommodation and Food Services  : 13.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland - Accommodation and Food Services  : 2.0% Labourers, Queensland - Accommodation and Food Services  : 21.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland - Accommodation and Food Services  : 0.6% Managers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Accommodation and Food Services: 19.4% Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Accommodation and Food Services: 12.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Accommodation and Food Services: 25.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Accommodation and Food Services: 3.2% Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Accommodation and Food Services: 14.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Accommodation and Food Services: 1.6% Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Accommodation and Food Services: 23.1% Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Accommodation and Food Services: 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 - Accommodation and Food Services: +35 Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Accommodation and Food Services: -1 Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Accommodation and Food Services: +44 Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Accommodation and Food Services: +128 Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Accommodation and Food Services: -6 Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Accommodation and Food Services: +253 Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Accommodation and Food Services: +20 Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Accommodation and Food Services: -233 Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Accommodation and Food Services: -22
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 (Accommodation and Food Services) in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (1,748 people or 25.0%)
  • Labourers (1,617 people or 23.1%)
  • Managers (1,356 people or 19.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 4,721 people in total or 67.4% of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services).

In comparison, Queensland employed 27.5% in Community and Personal Service Workers; 21.1% in Labourers; and 16.8% in Managers.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) employed as Managers (19.4% compared to 16.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) employed as Labourers (23.1% compared to 21.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (25.0% compared to 27.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (3.2% compared to 4.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services)] in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by 218 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Sales Workers (+253 people)
  • Labourers (-233 people)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+128 people)

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