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Western Downs Regional Council area

Resident workers - Key statistics

3,293 people or 22.8% of Western 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
Western Downs Regional Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)14,419100.0100.014,540100.0100.0-121
Males8,02555.752.08,24756.753.0-222
Females6,39644.448.06,29443.347.0+102
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years2,19215.215.62,28315.716.5-91
25 - 54 years8,88061.665.69,13162.866.4-251
55 - 64 years2,28615.914.82,23315.414.0+53
65 years and over1,0667.44.08796.03.1+187
Top three industries--------------
Agriculture, forestry and fishing2,78919.32.82,73718.82.7+52
Retail trade1,3359.29.91,46610.110.7-131
Construction1,3119.19.01,47310.19.0-162
Top three occupations--------------
Managers2,81419.512.13,07421.112.0-260
Technicians and trades workers2,32016.114.32,19315.114.9+127
Labourers1,96513.610.51,96313.510.6+2
Hours worked--------------
Full time9,47865.762.49,83467.663.9-356
Part time4,63932.235.84,30729.633.9+332
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree2,00613.925.11,70711.721.5+299
Advanced diploma or diploma1,2878.910.99726.79.3+315
Certificate level4,40030.526.43,89626.824.8+504
No qualifications6,18942.935.07,41251.040.6-1,223
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5003,02521.017.7--------
$500 -$1,7498,96362.263.8--------
$1,750 or more2,15715.017.0--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car9,52566.169.39,45265.067.4+73
Public Transport1461.07.01641.17.5-18
Bicycle1200.81.01200.81.10
Walked only8826.13.31,0297.13.7-147
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas1,3209.225.81,1107.623.7+210
Speaks a language other than English at home6164.312.33902.79.6+226
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20163532.44.7--------

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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