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Western Downs Regional Council area

Local workers - Occupations - Health Care and Social Assistance

Within Western Downs Regional Council area, the Health Care and Social Assistance 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, Western 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
Western Downs Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Managers504.44.8393.34.6+11
Professionals36031.638.937231.638.4-12
Technicians and Trades Workers453.93.4474.03.6-2
Community and Personal Service Workers44138.732.045938.931.4-18
Clerical and Administrative Workers14212.514.614112.015.0+1
Sales Workers60.50.7----0.6--
Machinery Operators And Drivers100.90.750.40.6+5
Labourers817.14.21089.24.8-27
Inadequately described or not stated50.40.680.71.1-3

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: 4.8% Professionals, Queensland: 38.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland: 3.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland: 32.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland: 14.6% Sales Workers, Queensland: 0.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland: 0.7% Labourers, Queensland: 4.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland: 0.6% Managers, Western Downs Regional Council area: 4.4% Professionals, Western Downs Regional Council area: 31.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Western Downs Regional Council area: 3.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Western Downs Regional Council area: 38.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Western Downs Regional Council area: 12.5% Sales Workers, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.9% Labourers, Western Downs Regional Council area: 7.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.4%
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, Western Downs Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: +11 Professionals, Western Downs Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: -12 Technicians and Trades Workers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: -2 Community and Personal Service Workers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: -18 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: +1 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: +5 Labourers, Western Downs Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: -27 Inadequately described or not stated, Western Downs Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: -3
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 Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in Western Downs Regional Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (441 local workers or 38.7%)
  • Professionals (360 local workers or 31.6%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (142 local workers or 12.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 943 people in total or 82.7% of the Health Care and Social Assistance local workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 32.0% as Community and Personal Service Workers; 38.9% as Professionals; and 14.6% as Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in Western Downs Regional Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (38.7% compared to 32.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (7.1% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (31.6% compared to 38.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (12.5% compared to 14.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the Health Care and Social Assistance in Western Downs Regional Council area workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Labourers (-27 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (-18 local workers)
  • Professionals (-12 local workers)
  • Managers (+11 local workers)

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