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Southern Downs Regional Council area

Local workers - Occupations - Public Administration and Safety

Within Southern Downs Regional Council area, the Public Administration and Safety workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to 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 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, Southern Downs Regional Council area 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
Southern Downs Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Managers457.710.4456.39.80
Professionals7613.121.89513.320.8-19
Technicians and Trades Workers579.88.08411.87.6-27
Community and Personal Service Workers10417.922.411115.621.4-7
Clerical and Administrative Workers15727.026.818926.527.8-32
Sales Workers50.90.650.70.70
Machinery Operators And Drivers5810.03.2679.43.3-9
Labourers7012.05.210614.95.9-36
Inadequately described or not stated91.51.7111.52.8-2

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, Queensland: 10.4% Professionals, Queensland: 21.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland: 8.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland: 22.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland: 26.8% Sales Workers, Queensland: 0.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland: 3.2% Labourers, Queensland: 5.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland: 1.7% Managers, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 7.7% Professionals, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 13.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 9.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 17.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 27.0% Sales Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 0.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 10.0% Labourers, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 12.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 1.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: 0 Professionals, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: -19 Technicians and Trades Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: -27 Community and Personal Service Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: -7 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: -32 Sales Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: 0 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: -9 Labourers, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: -36 Inadequately described or not stated, Southern Downs Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: -2
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 Public Administration and Safety workforce in Southern Downs Regional Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (157 local workers or 27.0%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (104 local workers or 17.9%)
  • Professionals (76 local workers or 13.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 337 people in total or 58.0% of the Public Administration and Safety local workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 26.8% as Clerical and Administrative Workers; 22.4% as Community and Personal Service Workers; and 21.8% as Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the Public Administration and Safety workforce in Southern Downs Regional Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (10.0% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (12.0% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (13.1% compared to 21.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (17.9% compared to 22.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the Public Administration and Safety in Southern Downs Regional Council area workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Labourers (-36 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-32 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-27 local workers)
  • Professionals (-19 local workers)

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