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Southern Downs Regional Council area

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) machinery operators and drivers in Southern Downs Regional Council area 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
Southern Downs Regional Council area 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Health Care and Social Assistance%Number%Health Care and Social Assistance%2011 to 2016
Managers76.54.497.83.6-2
Professionals32.829.243.528.5-1
Technicians and Trades Workers3532.43.74236.53.8-7
Community and Personal Service Workers----42.8----42.7--
Clerical and Administrative Workers87.411.11210.410.5-4
Sales Workers32.80.932.61.30
Machinery Operators And Drivers3633.30.92420.90.9+12
Labourers1614.86.21815.77.7-2
Inadequately described or not stated----0.932.61.0--

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, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 4.4% Professionals, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 29.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 3.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 42.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 11.1% Sales Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 0.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 0.9% Labourers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 6.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 0.9% Managers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 6.5% Professionals, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 2.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 32.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 7.4% Sales Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 2.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 33.3% Labourers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 14.8%
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, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -2 Professionals, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -1 Technicians and Trades Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -7 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -4 Sales Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +12 Labourers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -2
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 Southern Downs Regional Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (36 people or 33.3%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (35 people or 32.4%)
  • Labourers (16 people or 14.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 87 people in total or 80.5% of the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services).

In comparison, Health Care and Social Assistance employed 0.9% in Machinery Operators And Drivers; 3.7% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 6.2% in Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) of Southern Downs Regional Council area and Health Care and Social Assistance were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (33.3% compared to 0.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (32.4% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (0.0% compared to 42.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) employed as Professionals (2.8% compared to 29.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services)] in Southern Downs Regional Council area decreased by 7 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in the occupations of the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) between 2011 and 2016 in Southern Downs Regional Council area.

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