RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

economic profile

rda-dd-sw logo

Paroo Shire

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Managers in the 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 the Paroo Shire'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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current area:
Select industry:
Current benchmark:
Gender:
reset
Did you know? By clicking/tapping on a data row in the table you will be able to see sub categories.
reset
export
  • Excel
  • Excel full
  • Word
  • Word full
Resident workers occupations
Paroo Shire 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 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
Total Persons716100.0100.0845100.0100.0-129

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

Did you know? By clicking/tapping on a category in the chart below you will be able to drilldown to the sub categories.
loading animation
loading animation

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in the 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 (All industries).

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 (All industries) of the Paroo Shire and Queensland were:

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

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Paroo Shire decreased by 129 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Paroo Shire were those employed as:

  • Labourers (-47 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-40 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (-20 persons)
  • Managers (-12 persons)

To continue building your economic story go to...

RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

economic profile