RDA Darling Downs and South West RegionEconomic profile
Skip to content

RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) 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 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

Did you know? By clicking/tapping on a data row in the table you will be able to see sub categories.
Resident workers occupations
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region 20162011Change
Occupations
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Managers27911.813.730912.314.2-30
Professionals59625.230.653421.327.4+62
Technicians and Trades Workers231.01.4261.01.2-3
Community and Personal Service Workers80.30.440.20.4+4
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,30755.245.41,46058.149.7-153
Sales Workers1004.25.7953.84.3+5
Machinery Operators And Drivers120.50.660.20.4+6
Labourers70.30.5180.70.6-11
Inadequately described or not stated351.51.7592.31.8-24

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 - Financial and Insurance Services  : 13.7% Professionals, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 30.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 1.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 0.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 45.4% Sales Workers, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 5.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 0.6% Labourers, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 0.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 1.7% Managers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: 11.8% Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: 25.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: 1.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: 0.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: 55.2% Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: 4.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: 0.5% Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: 0.3% Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: 1.5%
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 - Financial and Insurance Services: -30 Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: +62 Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: -3 Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: +4 Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: -153 Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: +5 Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: +6 Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: -11 Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: -24
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 (Financial and Insurance Services) in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,307 people or 55.2%)
  • Professionals (596 people or 25.2%)
  • Managers (279 people or 11.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,182 people in total or 92.2% of the resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services).

In comparison, Queensland employed 45.4% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; 30.6% in Professionals; and 13.7% in Managers.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (55.2% compared to 45.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) employed as Professionals (25.2% compared to 30.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) employed as Managers (11.8% compared to 13.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) employed as Sales Workers (4.2% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services)] in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region decreased by 144 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-153 people)
  • Professionals (+62 people)

To continue building your economic story go to...

v19.09.29-1.0.0