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Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In the FNQROC 49.4% of the local workers (All industries) are males and 50.6% are female.

The local workers is made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live. Local workers statistics reveal how the characteristics of the local workers in the FNQROC vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector local workers requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

NOTE: All tables in the workers section are based on Census employment data which differ from the NIEIR employment estimates. See data notes for more details.

Data source

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, the FNQROC 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 key statistics - All industries
FNQROC20162011change
Namenumber%. Queenslandnumber%. Queensland2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)109,370100.0100.0106,760100.0100.0+2,610
Males54,06549.451.854,18950.853.0-124
Females55,32450.648.252,56649.247.0+2,758
Age structure
15 - 24 years15,13413.815.615,28514.316.5-151
25 - 54 years69,31763.465.670,18765.766.4-870
55 - 64 years18,99517.414.817,02215.914.0+1,973
65 years and over5,9125.44.04,2624.03.1+1,650
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance14,81413.513.013,01012.211.9+1,804
Retail trade11,58210.69.912,71811.910.7-1,136
Accommodation and food services11,09710.17.410,4679.87.0+630
Top three occupations
Professionals18,87217.319.917,22416.118.9+1,648
Technicians and trades workers14,78113.514.215,43514.514.9-654
Community and personal service workers14,52913.311.412,72111.910.0+1,808
Hours worked
Full time67,44661.762.367,42063.263.0+26
Part time39,62136.235.936,61734.333.3+3,004
Qualifications
Bachelor or higher degree22,36220.425.118,31817.221.5+4,044
Advanced diploma or diploma12,08411.010.99,9419.39.3+2,143
Certificate level30,97228.326.328,63426.824.7+2,338
No qualifications40,07636.635.044,74441.940.6-4,668
Individual Income
Less than $50020,01518.317.7--00--
$500 -$1,74974,28167.964.0--00--
$1,750 or more13,02711.916.7--00--
Method of Travel to Work
Car79,47072.769.674,31969.667.5+5,151
Public Transport1,9611.86.91,8511.77.5+110
Bicycle1,7771.61.02,0181.91.1-241
Walked only5,1664.73.35,6385.33.7-472
Other Characteristics
Born overseas25,58723.425.722,79821.423.7+2,789
Speaks a language other than English at home13,16212.012.310,6149.99.6+2,548
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20164,5554.24.7--00--

Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils

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