RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Employed residents

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, there were 132,882 residents employed in the year ending June 2019.

This indicator shows the estimated number of employed residents of the local area, on an annual basis back to 2001. Employed residents may have a workplace anywhere, inside or outside the area. The dataset is derived from the National Economics microsimulation model, based on the ABS labour force survey.

A growing number of resident employed can indicate a growing economy, or a growing residential population, supplying labour to other areas. To build a more complete picture of the residential economy, this dataset should be viewed in conjunction with Local employment, Employment self-containment, Residents place of work by industry and Residents place of work by occupation datasets.

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Employed residents
RDA Darling Downs and South West RegionQueensland
Year (ending June 30)Number% changeNumber% changeRDA Darling Downs and South West Region as a % of Queensland
2019132,882+0.982,499,786+1.475.32
2018131,594+2.592,463,602+4.135.34
2017128,273-0.172,365,977+0.245.42
2016128,496+0.222,360,367+1.715.44
2015128,219-2.102,320,748+0.135.52
2014130,968+0.952,317,709+1.285.65
2013129,730+0.472,288,525+0.225.67
2012129,117+0.982,283,463+1.285.65
2011127,864+1.152,254,629+1.785.67
2010126,411-0.632,215,246+0.415.71
2009127,219+2.262,206,115+2.995.77
2008124,403+0.942,141,967+2.995.81
2007123,244+3.012,079,844+4.835.93
2006119,640+2.311,984,038+3.896.03
2005116,944+1.981,909,704+5.276.12
2004114,678+3.701,814,144+3.286.32
2003110,590+2.841,756,463+3.996.30
2002107,533-0.981,688,996+2.256.37
2001108,599--1,651,768--6.57

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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