RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Local workers - Occupations - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing), 58.0% of workers were Managers, compared to 47.2% in Queensland.

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 the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in the 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 the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Data source

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, the 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 Fishing 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Managers7,49258.047.28,31163.854.0-819
Professionals3122.43.22401.82.2+72
Technicians and Trades Workers5294.14.74223.24.1+107
Community and Personal Service Workers210.20.5240.20.3-3
Clerical and Administrative Workers6475.04.95644.34.5+83
Sales Workers1010.81.3430.30.6+58
Machinery Operators And Drivers7605.97.07485.76.4+12
Labourers2,93922.830.32,58919.927.2+350
Inadequately described or not stated1060.80.9860.70.8+20
Total Persons12,907100.0100.013,027100.0100.0-120

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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce in the 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, Queensland employed 47.2% as Managers; 30.3% as Labourers and 7.0% 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 Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers(Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) employed as Managers (58.0% compared to 47.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers(Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) employed as Labourers (22.8% compared to 30.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers(Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (5.9% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers(Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) employed as Professionals (2.4% compared to 3.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 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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