RDA Darling Downs and South West RegionEconomic profile
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South West RED Region

Market characteristics

The RDA Darling Downs and South West Region has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Regional QLD.

The people who live in an area are one of the most important resources that an economy draws upon, both as a market that consumes goods and services and as a source of labour.

This table provides an overview of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

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

Key statistics of local residents
South West RED Region20162011Change
NameNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents24,156100.0100.025,656100.0100.0-1,500
Males12,33551.149.513,18951.449.7-854
Females11,82448.950.512,46748.650.3-643
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years5,14521.319.35,91223.020.4-767
15 - 24 years2,65211.012.22,96311.512.7-311
25 - 54 years9,55539.538.910,61841.440.3-1,063
55 - 64 Years3,15113.012.62,93111.412.2+220
65 years and over3,67315.217.03,23212.614.4+441
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school2,1598.98.52,3709.28.9-211
Secondary school1,2665.26.31,1984.76.0+68
TAFE2931.21.54051.61.7-112
University4031.73.32821.12.9+121
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born1,5986.617.31,5075.916.7+91
Speaks language other than English at home8273.47.97182.86.6+109
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1360.61.11740.70.9-38
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree2,01210.614.01,8279.312.0+185
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,3957.38.31,1846.07.1+211
Certificate level3,82620.123.13,52217.821.5+304
No qualification9,30248.942.410,76854.547.4-1,466
Household income--------------
Nill to $6492,00620.919.4--------
$650 to $1,4993,01231.432.4--------
$1,500 to $2,4491,97020.521.1--------
$2,500 or more 1,35514.115.8--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned3,42133.629.23,69435.430.0-273
Purchasing2,36623.229.12,37422.730.1-8
Renting3,13130.731.43,31831.831.9-187
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house10,94787.373.010,93285.774.1+15
Medium house6455.116.07766.115.4-131
High density90.16.800.06.4+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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