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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) 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 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Health Care and Social Assistance%Number%Health Care and Social Assistance%2011 to 2016
Managers1257.94.31158.04.0+10
Professionals1318.336.01379.535.1-6
Technicians and Trades Workers63640.43.358840.73.8+48
Community and Personal Service Workers----35.530.234.6--
Clerical and Administrative Workers20613.113.122415.513.2-18
Sales Workers140.90.680.60.4+6
Machinery Operators And Drivers32520.70.622415.50.6+101
Labourers1217.76.01208.37.2+1
Inadequately described or not stated151.00.6261.81.1-11

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, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance : 4.3% Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance : 36.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance : 3.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance : 35.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance : 13.1% Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance : 0.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance : 0.6% Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance : 6.0% Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance : 0.6% Managers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 7.9% Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 8.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 40.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 13.1% Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 20.7% Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 7.7% Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 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 - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +10 Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -6 Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +48 Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -18 Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +6 Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +101 Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +1 Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -11
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 (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (636 people or 40.4%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (325 people or 20.7%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (206 people or 13.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,167 people in total or 74.2% of the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services).

In comparison, Health Care and Social Assistance employed 3.3% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 0.6% in Machinery Operators And Drivers; and 13.1% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Health Care and Social Assistance were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (40.4% compared to 3.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (20.7% compared to 0.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (0.0% compared to 35.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) employed as Professionals (8.3% compared to 36.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services)] in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by 128 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) between 2011 and 2016 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region was for those employed as:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+101 people)

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