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Western Downs Regional Council area

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) sales 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%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Managers148.612.6138.412.6+1
Professionals74.38.1117.17.1-4
Technicians and Trades Workers159.34.395.84.3+6
Community and Personal Service Workers----1.3----1.1--
Clerical and Administrative Workers3521.618.74327.719.6-8
Sales Workers7646.945.66541.945.1+11
Machinery Operators And Drivers159.33.185.23.8+7
Labourers----4.931.95.1--
Inadequately described or not stated----1.431.91.4--

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 - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services  : 12.6% Professionals, Queensland - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services  : 8.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services  : 4.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services  : 1.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services  : 18.7% Sales Workers, Queensland - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services  : 45.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services  : 3.1% Labourers, Queensland - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services  : 4.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services  : 1.4% Managers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 8.6% Professionals, Western Downs Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 4.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 9.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 21.6% Sales Workers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 46.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 9.3%
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 - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: +1 Professionals, Western Downs Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: -4 Technicians and Trades Workers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: +6 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: -8 Sales Workers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: +11 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: +7
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 (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) in Western Downs Regional Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Sales Workers (76 people or 46.9%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (35 people or 21.6%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (15 people or 9.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 126 people in total or 77.8% of the resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services).

In comparison, Queensland employed 45.6% in Sales Workers; 18.7% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 4.3% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) of Western Downs Regional Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (9.3% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (9.3% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) employed as Labourers (0.0% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) employed as Managers (8.6% compared to 12.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services)] in Western Downs Regional Council area increased by 7 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in the occupations of the resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) between 2011 and 2016 in Western Downs Regional Council area.

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