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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Key statistics

2,722 people or 20.3% of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region's resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) 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%Mining %Number%Mining %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)13,382100.0100.013,339100.0100.0+43
Males9,31569.686.89,14568.686.5+170
Females4,07630.512.74,18631.412.9-110
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years1,2679.56.11,1028.311.6+165
25 - 54 years6,97252.180.57,26154.477.7-289
55 - 64 years2,68520.110.92,77420.88.8-89
65 years and over2,45118.31.82,20716.51.1+244
Top three occupations--------------
Managers7,56156.58.68,33662.56.6-775
Labourers3,13323.46.92,70120.29.2+432
Machinery operators and drivers8506.438.38026.139.6+48
Hours worked--------------
Full time10,07275.384.310,19776.484.5-125
Part time3,10423.213.92,80521.013.1+299
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree1,50011.29.11,2259.27.7+275
Advanced diploma or diploma1,2229.19.21,0417.85.9+181
Certificate level2,74820.546.32,14716.141.8+601
No qualifications7,49256.032.88,41663.140.9-924
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5003,43925.71.5--------
$500 -$1,7498,23061.537.1--------
$1,750 or more1,35310.157.9--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car6,01845.067.65,32239.966.5+696
Public Transport110.14.5120.13.5-1
Bicycle370.30.3440.30.4-7
Walked only9837.31.91,0638.02.2-80
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas1,2119.010.71,0407.88.9+171
Speaks a language other than English at home7515.63.75213.92.0+230
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20164063.02.1--------

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

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