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Paroo Shire

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers managers in Paroo Shire 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
Paroo Shire 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Managers24534.212.125730.412.0-12
Professionals8211.519.8789.218.9+4
Technicians and Trades Workers7310.214.3769.014.9-3
Community and Personal Service Workers689.511.38810.410.0-20
Clerical and Administrative Workers689.513.6637.514.7+5
Sales Workers344.79.7455.39.8-11
Machinery Operators And Drivers385.36.9789.27.3-40
Labourers9112.710.513816.310.6-47
Inadequately described or not stated172.41.6222.61.8-5

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 : 12.1% Professionals, Queensland : 19.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland : 14.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland : 11.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland : 13.6% Sales Workers, Queensland : 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland : 6.9% Labourers, Queensland : 10.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland : 1.6% Managers, Paroo Shire - All industries: 34.2% Professionals, Paroo Shire - All industries: 11.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Paroo Shire - All industries: 10.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Paroo Shire - All industries: 9.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Paroo Shire - All industries: 9.5% Sales Workers, Paroo Shire - All industries: 4.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Paroo Shire - All industries: 5.3% Labourers, Paroo Shire - All industries: 12.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Paroo Shire - All industries: 2.4%
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, Paroo Shire - All industries: -12 Professionals, Paroo Shire - All industries: +4 Technicians and Trades Workers, Paroo Shire - All industries: -3 Community and Personal Service Workers, Paroo Shire - All industries: -20 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Paroo Shire - All industries: +5 Sales Workers, Paroo Shire - All industries: -11 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Paroo Shire - All industries: -40 Labourers, Paroo Shire - All industries: -47 Inadequately described or not stated, Paroo Shire - All industries: -5
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 in Paroo Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (245 people or 34.2%)
  • Labourers (91 people or 12.7%)
  • Professionals (82 people or 11.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 418 people in total or 58.4% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 12.1% in Managers; 10.5% in Labourers; and 19.8% in Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers of Paroo Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Managers (34.2% compared to 12.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Professionals (11.5% compared to 19.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Sales Workers (4.7% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (9.5% compared to 13.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in Paroo Shire decreased by 129 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Paroo Shire.

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