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 resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) 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 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
Managers15810.712.61199.012.6+39
Professionals896.08.1957.27.1-6
Technicians and Trades Workers855.84.3493.74.3+36
Community and Personal Service Workers261.81.330.21.1+23
Clerical and Administrative Workers29319.918.727320.719.6+20
Sales Workers67145.645.665149.545.1+20
Machinery Operators And Drivers724.93.1513.93.8+21
Labourers664.54.9654.95.1+1
Inadequately described or not stated130.91.4100.81.4+3
Total Persons1,473100.0100.01,316100.0100.0+157

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 resident workers in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Sales Workers (671 people or 45.6%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (293 people or 19.9%)
  • Managers (158 people or 10.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,122 people in total or 76.2% of the resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services).

In comparison, Queensland employed 45.6% in Sales Workers; 18.7% in Clerical and Administrative Workers and 12.6% in Managers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) employed as Professionals (6.0% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) employed as Managers (10.7% compared to 12.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (4.9% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (5.8% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by 157 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Managers (+39 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+36 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+23 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+21 persons)

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