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Western Downs Regional Council area

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more female resident workers (Mining) clerical and administrative 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 - Females20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Managers44.29.932.37.9+1
Professionals1717.724.82619.826.1-9
Technicians and Trades Workers88.37.0107.65.5-2
Community and Personal Service Workers----1.043.11.1--
Clerical and Administrative Workers4749.029.86045.837.0-13
Sales Workers----0.6----0.4--
Machinery Operators And Drivers1515.621.81914.517.6-4
Labourers55.24.264.63.2-1
Inadequately described or not stated----0.932.31.3--

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, Queensland - Mining female  : 9.9% Professionals, Queensland - Mining female  : 24.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland - Mining female  : 7.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland - Mining female  : 1.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland - Mining female  : 29.8% Sales Workers, Queensland - Mining female  : 0.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland - Mining female  : 21.8% Labourers, Queensland - Mining female  : 4.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland - Mining female  : 0.9% Managers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Mining: 4.2% Professionals, Western Downs Regional Council area - Mining: 17.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Mining: 8.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Mining: 49.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Mining: 15.6% Labourers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Mining: 5.2%
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 - Mining: +1 Professionals, Western Downs Regional Council area - Mining: -9 Technicians and Trades Workers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Mining: -2 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Mining: -13 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Mining: -4 Labourers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Mining: -1
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 (Mining) in Western Downs Regional Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (47 people or 49.0%)
  • Professionals (17 people or 17.7%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (15 people or 15.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 79 people in total or 82.3% of the female resident workers (Mining).

In comparison, Queensland employed 29.8% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; 24.8% in Professionals; and 21.8% in Machinery Operators And Drivers.

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

  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (Mining) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (49.0% compared to 29.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (Mining) employed as Professionals (17.7% compared to 24.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (Mining) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (15.6% compared to 21.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (Mining) employed as Managers (4.2% compared to 9.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the female resident workers (Mining)] in Western Downs Regional Council area decreased by 35 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in the occupations of the female resident workers (Mining) between 2011 and 2016 in Western Downs Regional Council area.

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