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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more female resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical 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

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Resident workers occupations
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Females20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Managers1154.67.8673.06.4+48
Professionals91636.942.674633.038.5+170
Technicians and Trades Workers1897.66.61777.86.3+12
Community and Personal Service Workers120.50.640.20.5+8
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,16747.038.51,19552.944.2-28
Sales Workers421.72.2371.62.1+5
Machinery Operators And Drivers----0.150.20.2--
Labourers341.41.1180.80.8+16
Inadequately described or not stated90.40.6110.51.1-2

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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services female  : 7.8% Professionals, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services female  : 42.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services female  : 6.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services female  : 0.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services female  : 38.5% Sales Workers, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services female  : 2.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services female  : 0.1% Labourers, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services female  : 1.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services female  : 0.6% Managers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 4.6% Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 36.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 7.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 47.0% Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 1.7% Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 1.4% Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0.4%
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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +48 Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +170 Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +12 Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +8 Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -28 Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +5 Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +16 Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -2
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 female resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,167 people or 47.0%)
  • Professionals (916 people or 36.9%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (189 people or 7.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,272 people in total or 91.5% of the female resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services).

In comparison, Queensland employed 38.5% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; 42.6% in Professionals; and 6.6% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the female resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (47.0% compared to 38.5%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (7.6% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) employed as Professionals (36.9% compared to 42.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) employed as Managers (4.6% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the female resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services)] in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by 224 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the female resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) between 2011 and 2016 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region was for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+170 females)

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