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Local workers - Key statistics - Health Care and Social Assistance

In the FNQROC 21.4% of the local workers are males and 78.6% are female.

The local workers are 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 worker requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

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

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, 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.

Local workers key statistics - Health Care and Social Assistance
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)14,814100.0100.013,010100.0100.0+1,804
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years1,1177.59.81,0738.210.3+44
25 - 54 years10,07468.068.29,18170.669.9+893
55 - 64 years2,98420.118.22,38818.417.0+596
65 years and over6054.13.83762.92.8+229
Top three occupations--------------
Community and personal service workers4,88633.032.04,29733.031.4+589
Clerical and administrative workers2,07414.014.61,84014.215.0+234
Hours worked--------------
Full time8,02654.251.87,27455.952.6+752
Part time6,61044.647.25,51442.445.0+1,096
Bachelor or higher degree5,74338.842.44,35833.537.3+1,385
Advanced diploma or diploma2,52617.116.01,99315.314.8+533
Certificate level3,29022.220.22,71720.919.2+573
No qualifications2,78118.818.83,24625.024.1-465
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5001,61510.912.6--------
$500 -$1,74910,48770.869.5--------
$1,750 or more2,52217.016.8--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport1400.94.51341.05.2+6
Walked only6354.32.86114.73.6+24
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas4,28428.931.03,34725.728.0+937
Speaks a language other than English at home2,11914.315.51,37910.611.8+740
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20166874.65.0--------

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