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Southern Downs Regional Council area

Resident workers - Key statistics

235 people or 36.6% of Southern Downs Regional Council area's resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) 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)642100.0100.0760100.0100.0-118
Males38159.355.447262.155.1-91
Females26341.044.628837.944.9-25
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years284.47.9405.39.2-12
25 - 54 years43467.673.853270.074.7-98
55 - 64 years15123.515.816121.214.4-10
65 years and over304.72.5263.41.8+4
Top three occupations--------------
Clerical and administrative workers17326.926.719225.327.8-19
Community and personal service workers12018.722.513017.121.4-10
Professionals8212.821.710513.820.8-23
Hours worked--------------
Full time46372.177.757876.177.1-115
Part time17527.321.317923.621.7-4
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree12319.232.713417.629.7-11
Advanced diploma or diploma11217.416.310113.314.4+11
Certificate level18128.222.419225.320.6-11
No qualifications20632.126.631241.132.3-106
Individual Income--------------
Less than $500589.04.2--------
$500 -$1,74947774.370.1--------
$1,750 or more9815.324.8--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car51079.463.358877.460.3-78
Public Transport50.814.830.416.7+2
Bicycle30.52.0131.71.9-10
Walked only223.44.0263.44.5-4
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas467.218.8729.518.1-26
Speaks a language other than English at home223.48.1253.37.2-3
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 201600.01.5--------

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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