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South West RED Region

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers managers in South West RED Region 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
South West RED Region 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Managers2,82323.612.13,08323.912.0-260
Professionals1,46812.319.81,40510.918.9+63
Technicians and Trades Workers1,45712.214.31,66412.914.9-207
Community and Personal Service Workers1,0638.911.31,0298.010.0+34
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,33011.113.61,44011.214.7-110
Sales Workers8146.89.77996.29.8+15
Machinery Operators And Drivers9968.36.91,29610.07.3-300
Labourers1,79815.010.51,91814.910.6-120
Inadequately described or not stated2001.71.62702.11.8-70

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 : 12.1% Professionals, Queensland : 19.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland : 14.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland : 11.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland : 13.6% Sales Workers, Queensland : 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland : 6.9% Labourers, Queensland : 10.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland : 1.6% Managers, South West RED Region - All industries: 23.6% Professionals, South West RED Region - All industries: 12.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, South West RED Region - All industries: 12.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, South West RED Region - All industries: 8.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, South West RED Region - All industries: 11.1% Sales Workers, South West RED Region - All industries: 6.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, South West RED Region - All industries: 8.3% Labourers, South West RED Region - All industries: 15.0% Inadequately described or not stated, South West RED Region - All industries: 1.7%
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, South West RED Region - All industries: -260 Professionals, South West RED Region - All industries: +63 Technicians and Trades Workers, South West RED Region - All industries: -207 Community and Personal Service Workers, South West RED Region - All industries: +34 Clerical and Administrative Workers, South West RED Region - All industries: -110 Sales Workers, South West RED Region - All industries: +15 Machinery Operators And Drivers, South West RED Region - All industries: -300 Labourers, South West RED Region - All industries: -120 Inadequately described or not stated, South West RED Region - All industries: -70
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 in South West RED Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (2,823 people or 23.6%)
  • Labourers (1,798 people or 15.0%)
  • Professionals (1,468 people or 12.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 6,089 people in total or 50.9% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 12.1% in Managers; 10.5% in Labourers; and 19.8% in Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers of South West RED Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Managers (23.6% compared to 12.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Labourers (15.0% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Professionals (12.3% compared to 19.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Sales Workers (6.8% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in South West RED Region decreased by 955 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in South West RED Region were for those employed as:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-300 people)
  • Managers (-260 people)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-207 people)
  • Labourers (-120 people)

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