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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) 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%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Managers7210.114.511412.613.6-42
Professionals17023.830.821723.929.8-47
Technicians and Trades Workers17724.818.519721.717.2-20
Community and Personal Service Workers40.60.960.70.7-2
Clerical and Administrative Workers9813.716.616518.218.7-67
Sales Workers13619.112.913314.613.7+3
Machinery Operators And Drivers233.21.3252.81.6-2
Labourers283.93.0394.33.3-11
Inadequately described or not stated50.71.4121.31.4-7

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 - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 14.5% Professionals, Queensland - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 30.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 18.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 0.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 16.6% Sales Workers, Queensland - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 12.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 1.3% Labourers, Queensland - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 3.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 1.4% Managers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Information Media and Telecommunications: 10.1% Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Information Media and Telecommunications: 23.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Information Media and Telecommunications: 24.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Information Media and Telecommunications: 13.7% Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Information Media and Telecommunications: 19.1% Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Information Media and Telecommunications: 3.2% Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Information Media and Telecommunications: 3.9% Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0.7%
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 - Information Media and Telecommunications: -42 Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Information Media and Telecommunications: -47 Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Information Media and Telecommunications: -20 Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Information Media and Telecommunications: -2 Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Information Media and Telecommunications: -67 Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Information Media and Telecommunications: +3 Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Information Media and Telecommunications: -2 Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Information Media and Telecommunications: -11 Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Information Media and Telecommunications: -7
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 (Information Media and Telecommunications) in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (177 people or 24.8%)
  • Professionals (170 people or 23.8%)
  • Sales Workers (136 people or 19.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 483 people in total or 67.7% of the resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications).

In comparison, Queensland employed 18.5% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 30.8% in Professionals; and 12.9% in Sales Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (24.8% compared to 18.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) employed as Sales Workers (19.1% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) employed as Professionals (23.8% compared to 30.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) employed as Managers (10.1% compared to 14.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications)] in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region decreased by 195 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) between 2011 and 2016 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region was for those employed as:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-67 people)

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