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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) 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 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Managers7109.610.46318.59.8+79
Professionals1,32317.821.71,31417.720.8+9
Technicians and Trades Workers85811.68.080910.97.6+49
Community and Personal Service Workers1,39018.722.51,34918.221.4+41
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,86525.126.71,79024.127.8+75
Sales Workers470.60.6430.60.7+4
Machinery Operators And Drivers5457.33.26178.33.3-72
Labourers6068.25.27089.55.8-102
Inadequately described or not stated741.01.71542.12.8-80

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 - Public Administration and Safety  : 10.4% Professionals, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety  : 21.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety  : 8.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety  : 22.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety  : 26.7% Sales Workers, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety  : 0.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety  : 3.2% Labourers, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety  : 5.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety  : 1.7% Managers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: 9.6% Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: 17.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: 11.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: 18.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: 25.1% Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: 0.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: 7.3% Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: 8.2% Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: 1.0%
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 - Public Administration and Safety: +79 Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: +9 Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: +49 Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: +41 Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: +75 Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: +4 Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: -72 Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: -102 Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: -80
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 (Public Administration and Safety) in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,865 people or 25.1%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (1,390 people or 18.7%)
  • Professionals (1,323 people or 17.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 4,578 people in total or 61.7% of the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety).

In comparison, Queensland employed 26.7% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; 22.5% in Community and Personal Service Workers; and 21.7% in Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (7.3% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (11.6% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) employed as Professionals (17.8% compared to 21.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (18.7% compared to 22.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety)] in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by 3 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Labourers (-102 people)
  • Inadequately described or not stated (-80 people)
  • Managers (+79 people)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+75 people)

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