RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Local workers - Occupations - Transport, Postal and Warehousing

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region (Transport, Postal and Warehousing), 48.4% of workers were Machinery Operators And Drivers, compared to 41.4% 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 - Transport, Postal and Warehousing 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Managers50210.210.04799.19.1+23
Professionals1072.28.11282.47.8-21
Technicians and Trades Workers4238.66.24147.86.7+9
Community and Personal Service Workers420.93.7270.53.5+15
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,00520.419.61,08920.621.0-84
Sales Workers1242.54.11232.34.1+1
Machinery Operators And Drivers2,38548.441.42,58548.940.1-200
Labourers2905.95.93797.26.3-89
Inadequately described or not stated541.11.2671.31.3-13
Total Persons4,932100.0100.05,291100.0100.0-359

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 Transport, Postal and Warehousing workforce in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (2,385 local workers or 48.4%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,005 local workers or 20.4%)
  • Managers (502 local workers or 10.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,892 people in total or 78.9% of the Transport, Postal and Warehousing local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 41.4% as Machinery Operators And Drivers; 19.6% as Clerical and Administrative Workers and 10.0% as Managers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the Transport, Postal and Warehousing workforce in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers(Transport, Postal and Warehousing) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (48.4% compared to 41.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers(Transport, Postal and Warehousing) employed as Professionals (2.2% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers(Transport, Postal and Warehousing) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (0.9% compared to 3.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers(Transport, Postal and Warehousing) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (8.6% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-200 local workers)
  • Labourers (-89 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-84 local workers)
  • Managers (+23 local workers)

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