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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) professionals 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
Managers6414.34.95494.04.6+92
Professionals5,37036.039.04,84435.138.4+526
Technicians and Trades Workers4923.33.45253.83.6-33
Community and Personal Service Workers5,28535.532.04,77034.631.4+515
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,95013.114.61,81913.215.0+131
Sales Workers830.60.7620.40.6+21
Machinery Operators And Drivers900.60.7800.60.6+10
Labourers9006.04.29937.24.8-93
Inadequately described or not stated880.60.61451.11.1-57

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 - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 4.9% Professionals, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 39.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 3.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 32.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 14.6% Sales Workers, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.7% Labourers, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 4.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.6% 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%
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 - Health Care and Social Assistance: +92 Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: +526 Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: -33 Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: +515 Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: +131 Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: +21 Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: +10 Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: -93 Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Health Care and Social Assistance: -57
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 (Health Care and Social Assistance) in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (5,370 people or 36.0%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (5,285 people or 35.5%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,950 people or 13.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 12,605 people in total or 84.6% of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance).

In comparison, Queensland employed 39.0% in Professionals; 32.0% in Community and Personal Service Workers; and 14.6% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (35.5% compared to 32.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) employed as Labourers (6.0% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) employed as Professionals (36.0% compared to 39.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (13.1% compared to 14.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance)] in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by 1,112 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) between 2011 and 2016 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+526 people)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+515 people)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+131 people)
  • Labourers (-93 people)

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