RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

33,765 people or 29.0% of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region's resident workers (All industries) 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers key statistics - All industries
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region20162011change
Namenumber%. % Administrative and Support Servicesnumber%. % Administrative and Support Services2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)116,509100.0100.0115,682100.0100.0+827
Males61,49152.840.562,29153.844.4-800
Females55,01347.259.653,38946.255.9+1,624
Age structure
15 - 24 years18,35115.810.619,04416.510.9-693
25 - 54 years71,22761.162.972,59962.867.0-1,372
55 - 64 years19,89417.119.318,37815.916.7+1,516
65 years and over7,0486.06.15,6364.95.0+1,412
Top three occupations
Professionals18,68816.08.017,41715.19.6+1,271
Managers17,75515.25.618,36415.95.7-609
Technicians and trades workers17,01314.69.216,93214.610.7+81
Hours worked
Full time73,88663.444.274,65364.548.6-767
Part time40,40534.754.138,21033.049.8+2,195
Qualifications
Bachelor or higher degree22,40519.210.518,81416.39.1+3,591
Advanced diploma or diploma11,3609.810.09,4238.16.6+1,937
Certificate level33,45228.726.829,53425.523.9+3,918
No qualifications45,96839.550.053,57346.356.6-7,605
Individual Income
Less than $50022,52319.333.1--------
$500 -$1,74976,50665.760.1--------
$1,750 or more15,42713.25.3--------
Method of Travel to Work
Car84,02172.173.080,96970.073.3+3,052
Public Transport7450.60.87850.70.9-40
Bicycle8490.70.49310.80.3-82
Walked only5,2534.53.16,1035.34.1-850
Other Characteristics
Born overseas13,72211.816.611,73010.113.1+1,992
Speaks a language other than English at home6,7605.88.94,6204.04.7+2,140
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20162,9652.54.9--------

RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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