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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Key statistics

748 people or 16.4% of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region's resident workers (Other Services) 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)4,570100.0100.04,294100.0100.0+276
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years96121.016.994322.019.6+18
25 - 54 years2,69959.165.42,56359.764.2+136
55 - 64 years65814.413.759913.913.2+59
65 years and over2545.64.11814.23.0+73
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers2,30550.444.52,27553.147.4+30
Community and personal service workers51711.415.245010.512.4+67
Clerical and administrative workers50211.110.951712.111.9-15
Hours worked--------------
Full time2,98565.361.92,84866.364.3+137
Part time1,56934.337.01,37232.034.2+197
Bachelor or higher degree3617.912.33227.59.7+39
Advanced diploma or diploma3878.511.53227.59.3+65
Certificate level2,39852.546.62,05547.946.2+343
No qualifications1,32028.927.21,48134.531.7-161
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5001,13224.823.7--------
$500 -$1,7493,12868.467.6--------
$1,750 or more2234.97.2--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport130.33.7140.34.3-1
Walked only1703.73.21884.43.4-18
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas47910.524.74189.722.6+61
Speaks a language other than English at home2004.411.51493.58.7+51
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016932.04.7--------

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