RDA Darling Downs and South West RegionEconomic profile
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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Key statistics

33,765 people or 29.0% of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region's 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers key statistics - All industry sectors
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)116,509100.0100.0115,682100.0100.0+827
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years18,35115.815.619,04416.516.5-693
25 - 54 years71,22761.165.672,59962.866.4-1,372
55 - 64 years19,89417.114.818,37815.914.0+1,516
65 years and over7,0486.04.05,6364.93.1+1,412
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance14,89712.813.013,81411.911.9+1,083
Agriculture, forestry and fishing13,38211.52.813,33911.52.7+43
Education and training11,61110.09.010,2478.97.9+1,364
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers17,01314.614.316,93214.614.9+81
Hours worked--------------
Full time73,88663.462.474,65364.563.9-767
Part time40,40534.735.838,21033.033.9+2,195
Bachelor or higher degree22,40519.225.118,81416.321.5+3,591
Advanced diploma or diploma11,3609.810.99,4238.19.3+1,937
Certificate level33,45228.726.429,53425.524.8+3,918
No qualifications45,96839.535.053,57346.340.6-7,605
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50022,52319.317.7--------
$500 -$1,74976,50665.763.8--------
$1,750 or more15,42713.217.0--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport7450.67.07850.77.5-40
Walked only5,2534.53.36,1035.33.7-850
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas13,72211.825.811,73010.123.7+1,992
Speaks a language other than English at home6,7605.812.34,6204.09.6+2,140
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20162,9652.54.7--------

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).