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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more male resident workers technicians and trades 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 - Males20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Managers11,46718.714.412,09419.414.4-627
Professionals7,02911.416.36,95911.215.9+70
Technicians and Trades Workers14,39423.423.414,36823.124.2+26
Community and Personal Service Workers2,9674.86.42,5914.25.6+376
Clerical and Administrative Workers2,6034.25.72,6604.35.8-57
Sales Workers3,7736.17.03,6015.86.9+172
Machinery Operators And Drivers8,32813.512.09,00014.512.5-672
Labourers9,89116.112.99,87015.912.7+21
Inadequately described or not stated1,0321.71.91,1271.82.0-95

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 : 14.4% Professionals, Queensland : 16.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland : 23.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland : 6.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland : 5.7% Sales Workers, Queensland : 7.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland : 12.0% Labourers, Queensland : 12.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland : 1.9% Managers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 18.7% Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 11.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 23.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 4.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 4.2% Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 6.1% Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 13.5% Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 16.1% Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: 1.7%
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 - All industries: -627 Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: +70 Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: +26 Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: +376 Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: -57 Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: +172 Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: -672 Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: +21 Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All industries: -95
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 male resident workers in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (14,394 people or 23.4%)
  • Managers (11,467 people or 18.7%)
  • Labourers (9,891 people or 16.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 35,752 people in total or 58.1% of the male resident workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 23.4% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 14.4% in Managers; and 12.9% in Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the male resident workers of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of male resident workers employed as Managers (18.7% compared to 14.4%)
  • A larger percentage of male resident workers employed as Labourers (16.1% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers employed as Professionals (11.4% compared to 16.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (4.8% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the male resident workers ] in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region decreased by 786 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-672 males)
  • Managers (-627 males)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+376 males)
  • Sales Workers (+172 males)

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