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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more female 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 - Females20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Managers2107.09.11766.18.4+34
Professionals66122.026.457219.923.8+89
Technicians and Trades Workers1113.72.3913.22.5+20
Community and Personal Service Workers42014.013.041114.312.1+9
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,37245.743.01,33346.345.1+39
Sales Workers270.91.0301.01.1-3
Machinery Operators And Drivers140.50.6210.70.6-7
Labourers1655.53.11796.23.6-14
Inadequately described or not stated220.71.5662.32.8-44

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 female  : 9.1% Professionals, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety female  : 26.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety female  : 2.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety female  : 13.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety female  : 43.0% Sales Workers, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety female  : 1.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety female  : 0.6% Labourers, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety female  : 3.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland - Public Administration and Safety female  : 1.5% Managers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: 7.0% Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: 22.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: 3.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: 14.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: 45.7% Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: 0.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: 0.5% Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: 5.5% Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: 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 - Public Administration and Safety: +34 Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: +89 Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: +20 Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: +9 Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: +39 Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: -3 Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: -7 Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: -14 Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: -44
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 (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 (1,372 people or 45.7%)
  • Professionals (661 people or 22.0%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (420 people or 14.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,453 people in total or 81.7% of the female resident workers (Public Administration and Safety).

In comparison, Queensland employed 43.0% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; 26.4% in Professionals; and 13.0% in Community and Personal Service Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (45.7% compared to 43.0%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) employed as Labourers (5.5% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) employed as Professionals (22.0% compared to 26.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) employed as Managers (7.0% compared to 9.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the female resident workers (Public Administration and Safety)] in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by 123 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Professionals (+89 females)

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