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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Key statistics

7,759 people or 52.1% of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region's resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) 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%Public Administration and Safety %Number%Public Administration and Safety %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)14,897100.0100.013,814100.0100.0+1,083
Males2,90619.559.72,63419.161.0+272
Females11,98680.540.411,16480.838.9+822
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years1,50810.18.51,3719.99.1+137
25 - 54 years9,64164.770.19,31267.472.4+329
55 - 64 years3,13021.018.52,68319.416.4+447
65 years and over6074.12.94383.22.1+169
Top three occupations--------------
Professionals5,37036.017.84,84435.117.8+526
Community and personal service workers5,28535.518.74,77034.518.2+515
Clerical and administrative workers1,95013.125.11,81913.224.2+131
Hours worked--------------
Full time7,58950.977.56,97850.577.9+611
Part time7,18448.221.86,58947.720.7+595
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree5,42236.424.94,40531.922.5+1,017
Advanced diploma or diploma2,33715.716.81,99514.414.9+342
Certificate level3,56924.026.93,02021.923.6+549
No qualifications3,13121.028.93,68326.735.8-552
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5001,91112.84.9--------
$500 -$1,74910,64871.574.0--------
$1,750 or more2,15214.419.9--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car11,44776.876.910,32974.875.0+1,118
Public Transport500.30.5530.40.3-3
Bicycle1070.71.6940.71.8+13
Walked only5433.66.05784.27.4-35
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas2,55617.29.51,96014.28.9+596
Speaks a language other than English at home1,3058.83.37725.62.4+533
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20164833.20.9--------

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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