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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) community and personal service workers in the Southern Downs Regional Council than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of Southern Downs Regional Council's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Southern Downs Regional Council 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Managers704.44.9553.64.6+15
Professionals46029.239.043828.538.4+22
Technicians and Trades Workers583.73.4593.83.6-1
Community and Personal Service Workers67442.832.065742.731.4+17
Clerical and Administrative Workers17511.114.616210.515.0+13
Sales Workers140.90.7201.30.6-6
Machinery Operators And Drivers140.90.7140.90.60
Labourers976.24.21197.74.8-22
Inadequately described or not stated140.90.6151.01.1-1

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers occupations, 2016
Resident workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 4.9% Professionals, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 39.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 3.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 32.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 14.6% Sales Workers, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.7% Labourers, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 4.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.6% Managers, Southern Downs Regional Council - Health Care and Social Assistance: 4.4% Professionals, Southern Downs Regional Council - Health Care and Social Assistance: 29.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council - Health Care and Social Assistance: 3.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council - Health Care and Social Assistance: 42.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council - Health Care and Social Assistance: 11.1% Sales Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Southern Downs Regional Council - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.9% Labourers, Southern Downs Regional Council - Health Care and Social Assistance: 6.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Southern Downs Regional Council - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Southern Downs Regional Council - Health Care and Social Assistance: +15 Professionals, Southern Downs Regional Council - Health Care and Social Assistance: +22 Technicians and Trades Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council - Health Care and Social Assistance: -1 Community and Personal Service Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council - Health Care and Social Assistance: +17 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council - Health Care and Social Assistance: +13 Sales Workers, Southern Downs Regional Council - Health Care and Social Assistance: -6 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Southern Downs Regional Council - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0 Labourers, Southern Downs Regional Council - Health Care and Social Assistance: -22 Inadequately described or not stated, Southern Downs Regional Council - Health Care and Social Assistance: -1
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 resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) in Southern Downs Regional Council in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (674 people or 42.8%)
  • Professionals (460 people or 29.2%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (175 people or 11.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,309 people in total or 83.0% of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance).

In comparison, Queensland employed 32.0% in Community and Personal Service Workers; 39.0% in Professionals; and 14.6% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) of the Southern Downs Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (42.8% compared to 32.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) employed as Labourers (6.2% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) employed as Professionals (29.2% compared to 39.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (11.1% compared to 14.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance)] in Southern Downs Regional Council increased by 37 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in the occupations of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) between 2011 and 2016 in the Southern Downs Regional Council.

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