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Southern Downs Regional Council area

Resident workers - Key statistics

3,230 people or 22.9% of Southern Downs Regional Council area'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
Southern Downs Regional Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)14,092100.0100.014,340100.0100.0-248
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years2,13615.215.62,27115.816.5-135
25 - 54 years8,05057.165.68,52759.566.4-477
55 - 64 years2,84420.214.82,69818.814.0+146
65 years and over1,0657.64.08345.83.1+231
Top three industries--------------
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1,93813.82.81,97113.72.7-33
Retail trade1,58811.39.91,86713.010.7-279
Health care and social assistance1,57611.213.01,53610.711.9+40
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers1,86913.314.31,89213.214.9-23
Hours worked--------------
Full time8,21858.362.48,53259.563.9-314
Part time5,52339.235.85,42937.933.9+94
Bachelor or higher degree2,00514.225.11,79512.521.5+210
Advanced diploma or diploma1,2258.710.91,0137.19.3+212
Certificate level4,11129.226.43,66825.624.8+443
No qualifications6,26344.435.07,25650.640.6-993
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5003,37924.017.7--------
$500 -$1,7499,34866.363.8--------
$1,750 or more1,0677.617.0--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport540.47.0670.57.5-13
Walked only6634.73.37355.13.7-72
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas1,47910.525.81,3929.723.7+87
Speaks a language other than English at home6764.812.36314.49.6+45
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20162161.54.7--------

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