RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Local workers - Occupations - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services), 40.4% of workers were Technicians and Trades Workers, compared to 27.8% 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 - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Managers1648.912.11318.011.1+33
Professionals1679.116.716510.017.3+2
Technicians and Trades Workers74540.427.867240.928.2+73
Community and Personal Service Workers--00.430.20.3--
Clerical and Administrative Workers21311.516.726416.018.7-51
Sales Workers150.81.790.51.8+6
Machinery Operators And Drivers38821.016.322913.913.3+159
Labourers1246.77.11328.07.7-8
Inadequately described or not stated291.61.4402.41.7-11
Total Persons1,845100.0100.01,645100.0100.0+200

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 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services workforce in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (745 local workers or 40.4%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (388 local workers or 21.0%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (213 local workers or 11.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,346 people in total or 72.9% of the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 27.8% as Technicians and Trades Workers; 16.3% as Machinery Operators And Drivers and 16.7% as Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services workforce in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers(Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (40.4% compared to 27.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers(Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) employed as Professionals (9.1% compared to 16.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers(Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (11.5% compared to 16.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers(Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (21.0% compared to 16.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services workforce in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+159 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+73 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-51 local workers)
  • Managers (+33 local workers)

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