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South West RED Region

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within South West RED Region, the 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, South West RED 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
South West RED Region - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Managers2,92323.212.13,19223.512.0-269
Professionals1,65813.119.91,55111.418.9+107
Technicians and Trades Workers1,69713.514.21,83313.514.9-136
Community and Personal Service Workers1,0768.511.41,0517.710.0+25
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,36510.813.71,47310.814.7-108
Sales Workers8036.49.77955.89.8+8
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,1208.96.91,43810.67.3-318
Labourers1,75213.910.61,98214.610.6-230
Inadequately described or not stated2191.71.62932.21.8-74

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: 12.1% Professionals, Queensland: 19.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland: 14.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland: 11.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland: 13.7% Sales Workers, Queensland: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland: 6.9% Labourers, Queensland: 10.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland: 1.6% Managers, South West RED Region: 23.2% Professionals, South West RED Region: 13.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, South West RED Region: 13.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, South West RED Region: 8.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, South West RED Region: 10.8% Sales Workers, South West RED Region: 6.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, South West RED Region: 8.9% Labourers, South West RED Region: 13.9% Inadequately described or not stated, South West RED Region: 1.7%
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, South West RED Region - All industries: -269 Professionals, South West RED Region - All industries: +107 Technicians and Trades Workers, South West RED Region - All industries: -136 Community and Personal Service Workers, South West RED Region - All industries: +25 Clerical and Administrative Workers, South West RED Region - All industries: -108 Sales Workers, South West RED Region - All industries: +8 Machinery Operators And Drivers, South West RED Region - All industries: -318 Labourers, South West RED Region - All industries: -230 Inadequately described or not stated, South West RED Region - All industries: -74
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 workforce in South West RED Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (2,923 local workers or 23.2%)
  • Labourers (1,752 local workers or 13.9%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,697 local workers or 13.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 6,372 people in total or 50.5% of the local workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 12.1% as Managers; 10.6% as Labourers; and 14.2% as Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in South West RED Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (23.2% compared to 12.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (13.9% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (13.1% compared to 19.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (6.4% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in South West RED Region workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-318 local workers)
  • Managers (-269 local workers)
  • Labourers (-230 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-136 local workers)

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