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Western Downs Regional Council area

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) technicians and trades workers in Western 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
Western 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
Managers368.83.8237.03.0+13
Professionals297.130.23610.929.6-7
Technicians and Trades Workers17041.43.715747.64.1+13
Community and Personal Service Workers----41.030.940.5--
Clerical and Administrative Workers4611.212.05516.711.7-9
Sales Workers----0.7--------
Machinery Operators And Drivers8821.40.33310.00.4+55
Labourers307.37.8144.29.9+16
Inadequately described or not stated122.90.692.70.7+3

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, Western Downs Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 3.8% Professionals, Western Downs Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 30.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 3.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 41.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 12.0% Sales Workers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 0.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 0.3% Labourers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 7.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Western Downs Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 0.6% Managers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 8.8% Professionals, Western Downs Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 7.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 41.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 11.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 21.4% Labourers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 7.3% Inadequately described or not stated, Western Downs Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 2.9%
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, Western Downs Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +13 Professionals, Western Downs Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -7 Technicians and Trades Workers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +13 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -9 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +55 Labourers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +16 Inadequately described or not stated, Western Downs Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +3
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 Western Downs Regional Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (170 people or 41.4%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (88 people or 21.4%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (46 people or 11.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 304 people in total or 74.0% of the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services).

In comparison, Health Care and Social Assistance employed 3.7% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 0.3% in Machinery Operators And Drivers; and 12.0% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) of Western 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 Technicians and Trades Workers (41.4% compared to 3.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (21.4% compared to 0.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (0.0% compared to 41.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) employed as Professionals (7.1% compared to 30.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services)] in Western Downs Regional Council area increased by 81 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) between 2011 and 2016 in Western Downs Regional Council area was for those employed as:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+55 people)

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