Douglas Shire Council

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

1,873 people or 32.3% of Douglas Shire Council's resident workers (All industries) 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
Resident workers key statistics - All industries
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Namenumber%. % Queenslandnumber%. % Queensland2016 to 2021
Resident workers
Total Resident workers (Census)5,797100.0100.05,508100.0100.0+289
Age structure
15 - 24 years61010.515.558810.715.6+22
25 - 54 years3,47459.964.53,50063.565.6-26
55 - 64 years1,22821.215.31,04619.014.8+182
65 years and over4778.24.73726.84.0+105
Top three industries
Accommodation and food services1,35423.37.21,35024.57.3+4
Retail trade5489.49.34959.09.9+53
Health care and social assistance5088.715.44137.513.0+95
Top three occupations
Community and personal service workers93016.012.383215.111.3+98
Technicians and trades workers92716.013.788716.114.3+40
Hours worked
Full time2,97151.359.03,34960.862.4-378
Part time2,68646.339.22,00736.435.8+679
Bachelor or higher degree1,20120.729.498717.925.1+214
Advanced diploma or diploma67211.611.362411.310.9+48
Certificate level1,82631.526.51,69230.726.4+134
No qualifications1,90232.830.61,97035.835.0-68
Individual Income
Less than $50082714.313.1--------
$500 -$1,9994,35975.268.1--------
$2,000 or more5299.117.8--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport921.64.1751.47.0+17
Walked only3986.92.64357.93.3-37
Other Characteristics
Born overseas1,64228.327.81,52627.725.8+116
Speaks a language other than English at home67611.714.45149.312.3+162
Arrived between 2016 and August 20214026.94.4--------

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