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Local workers - Occupations - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

Within the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to the Construction workforce.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local workers in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers occupations
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Construction %Number%Construction %2011 to 2016
Managers7,49258.011.38,31163.810.9-819
Professionals3122.44.42401.83.2+72
Technicians and Trades Workers5294.140.44223.239.9+107
Community and Personal Service Workers210.20.3240.20.2-3
Clerical and Administrative Workers6475.012.25644.312.6+83
Sales Workers1010.81.3430.31.1+58
Machinery Operators And Drivers7605.915.57485.716.6+12
Labourers2,93922.813.62,58919.914.6+350
Inadequately described or not stated1060.80.9860.71.0+20

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Construction: 11.3% Professionals, Construction: 4.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Construction: 40.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Construction: 0.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Construction: 12.2% Sales Workers, Construction: 1.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Construction: 15.5% Labourers, Construction: 13.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Construction: 0.9% Managers, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 58.0% Professionals, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 2.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 4.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 5.0% Sales Workers, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 5.9% Labourers, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 22.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
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Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -819 Professionals, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +72 Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +107 Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -3 Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +83 Sales Workers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +58 Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +12 Labourers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +350 Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +20
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (7,492 local workers or 58.0%)
  • Labourers (2,939 local workers or 22.8%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (760 local workers or 5.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 11,191 people in total or 86.7% of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing local workers .

In comparison, the Construction workforce within RDA Darling Downs and South West Region employed 11.3% as Managers; 13.6% as Labourers; and 15.5% as Machinery Operators And Drivers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and the Construction workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (58.0% compared to 11.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (22.8% compared to 13.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (4.1% compared to 40.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (5.9% compared to 15.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Managers (-819 local workers)
  • Labourers (+350 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+107 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+83 local workers)

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