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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Managers in the South West RED Region 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 the South West RED Region'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.

Data source

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

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Resident workers occupations
South West RED Region 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Managers2,82323.612.13,08323.912.0-260
Professionals1,46812.319.81,40510.918.9+63
Technicians and Trades Workers1,45712.214.31,66412.914.9-207
Community and Personal Service Workers1,0638.911.31,0298.010.0+34
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,33011.113.61,44011.214.7-110
Sales Workers8146.89.77996.29.8+15
Machinery Operators And Drivers9968.36.91,29610.07.3-300
Labourers1,79815.010.51,91814.910.6-120
Inadequately described or not stated2001.71.62702.11.8-70
Total Persons11,949100.0100.012,904100.0100.0-955

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 resident workers in the South West RED Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (2,823 people or 23.6%)
  • Labourers (1,798 people or 15.0%)
  • Professionals (1,468 people or 12.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 6,089 people in total or 50.9% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Queensland employed 12.1% in Managers; 10.5% in Labourers and 19.8% in Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of the South West RED Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (23.6% compared to 12.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (12.3% compared to 19.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (15.0% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Sales Workers (6.8% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the South West RED Region decreased by 955 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the South West RED Region were those employed as:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-300 persons)
  • Managers (-260 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-207 persons)
  • Labourers (-120 persons)

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