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Southern Downs Regional Council area

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more female resident workers clerical and administrative workers 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 - Females20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Managers77811.69.684912.79.4-71
Professionals1,11616.723.71,06315.922.3+53
Technicians and Trades Workers3545.34.53485.24.5+6
Community and Personal Service Workers1,19917.916.71,12216.814.9+77
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,23918.522.21,28319.224.7-44
Sales Workers84612.712.688413.213.1-38
Machinery Operators And Drivers1061.61.41281.91.5-22
Labourers95114.28.092813.98.2+23
Inadequately described or not stated911.41.3891.31.6+2

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 : 9.6% Professionals, Queensland : 23.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland : 4.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland : 16.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland : 22.2% Sales Workers, Queensland : 12.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland : 1.4% Labourers, Queensland : 8.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland : 1.3% Managers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 11.6% Professionals, Southern Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 16.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 5.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 17.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 18.5% Sales Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 12.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 1.6% Labourers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 14.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Southern Downs Regional Council area - All industries: 1.4%
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, Southern Downs Regional Council area - All industries: -71 Professionals, Southern Downs Regional Council area - All industries: +53 Technicians and Trades Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - All industries: +6 Community and Personal Service Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - All industries: +77 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - All industries: -44 Sales Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - All industries: -38 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - All industries: -22 Labourers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - All industries: +23 Inadequately described or not stated, Southern Downs Regional Council area - All industries: +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 female resident workers in Southern Downs Regional Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,239 people or 18.5%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (1,199 people or 17.9%)
  • Professionals (1,116 people or 16.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,554 people in total or 53.2% of the female resident workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 22.2% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; 16.7% in Community and Personal Service Workers; and 23.7% in Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the female resident workers of Southern Downs Regional Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of female resident workers employed as Labourers (14.2% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workers employed as Managers (11.6% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers employed as Professionals (16.7% compared to 23.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (18.5% compared to 22.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the female resident workers ] in Southern Downs Regional Council area decreased by 14 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of the female resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Southern Downs Regional Council area were for those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+77 females)
  • Managers (-71 females)
  • Professionals (+53 females)

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