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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Resident workers (Local) - Key statistics

20,981 people or 21.0% of the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region's local resident workers have a tertiary qualification.

The local resident workers include all employed people who are resident in the local area regardless of where they work. In other words, it is the people who live locally and therefore have the potential to work locally and is an important resource for the local economy. Their characteristics inform us about the skills that are available locally, even if they are not currently employed in the local economy.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Local resident workers key statistics - All industry sectors
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region20112006Change
NameNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2006 to 2011
Local labour force--------------
Local resident workers99,980100.0100.093,111100.0100.0+6,869
Males52,50652.553.350,38954.154.5+2,117
Females47,47447.546.742,72245.945.5+4,752
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years14,78414.816.115,04816.217.6-264
25 - 54 years63,47663.565.461,28765.866.8+2,189
55 - 64 years17,54517.514.913,94715.013.0+3,598
65 years and over4,1754.23.62,8293.02.6+1,346
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance13,99214.011.410,41611.29.7+3,576
Retail trade12,33612.311.311,91512.812.1+421
Manufacturing8,8998.97.69,1679.88.7-268
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers14,87914.916.314,04815.116.5+831
Labourers14,80014.811.915,40416.513.3-604
Professionals13,78613.815.611,41412.314.1+2,372
Method of travel to work--------------
Car driver or passenger70,42970.470.663,56468.368.6+6,865
Public transport1,2331.22.49461.02.0+287
Bicycle00.00.100.00.00
Walked only4,0024.04.34,2354.54.9-233
Hours worked--------------
Full time59,19059.263.056,81561.064.0+2,375
Part time33,90133.930.630,08132.329.6+3,820
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree12,98013.016.410,14610.913.8+2,834
Advanced diploma or diploma8,0018.08.96,1306.67.6+1,871
Certificate level29,08729.127.624,18026.024.9+4,907
No qualifications45,67945.743.047,72551.348.5-2,046
Individual income--------------
Nil to $59936,71336.730.7--------
$600 to $1,24942,56842.641.7--------
$1,250 to $1,999 13,93013.917.6--------
$2,000 or more 4,4324.47.9--------
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks another language other than English3,2663.36.52,2292.45.0+1,037
Has broadband internet access at home75,79575.878.132,63035.044.7+43,165
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)35,13435.134.632,51434.933.9+2,620

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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