RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more female resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) Clerical and Administrative 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 the 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.

Data source

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 (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Managers13011.910.611010.29.0+20
Professionals171.68.2242.27.6-7
Technicians and Trades Workers131.21.390.81.1+4
Community and Personal Service Workers252.39.0181.78.8+7
Clerical and Administrative Workers55550.740.760656.045.7-51
Sales Workers878.011.0777.110.8+10
Machinery Operators And Drivers19117.513.117716.411.1+14
Labourers595.44.8514.74.5+8
Inadequately described or not stated171.61.3100.91.4+7
Total Females1,094100.0100.01,082100.0100.0+12

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the female resident workers in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (555 people or 50.7%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (191 people or 17.5%)
  • Managers (130 people or 11.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 876 people in total or 80.1% of the female resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing).

In comparison, Queensland employed 40.7% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; 13.1% in Machinery Operators And Drivers and 10.6% in Managers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the female resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (50.7% compared to 40.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (2.3% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) employed as Professionals (1.6% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (17.5% compared to 13.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of female resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by 12 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the female resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were those employed as:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-51 females)
  • Managers (+20 females)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+14 females)
  • Sales Workers (+10 females)

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