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

Characteristics of the unemployed

6.2% of the resident workforce of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were unemployed in 2011, compared to 7.6% in Queensland.

The local unemployed resident includes all people who are residents in the local area who are looking for part-time or full-time work. This 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.

For an overview of unemployment levels and trends in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region go to the Unemployment page.

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

Characteristics of the unemployed
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Key statistics--------------
Total persons7,763100.0100.05,353100.0100.0+2,410
Males4,21754.353.62,80752.453.0+1,410
Females3,55145.746.42,55047.647.0+1,001
Unemployment rate--6.27.6--4.493.9+1.8%
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years2,89337.335.62,06838.62.4+825
25 - 54 years3,91150.450.82,71150.63.4+1,200
55 - 64 years86411.111.94989.30.6+366
65 years and over1291.71.7551.00.1+74
Looking for--------------
Full-time work4,87662.860.13,30561.74.0+1,571
Part-time work2,88437.239.92,04538.22.4+839
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree7169.213.74037.50.7+313
Advanced diploma or diploma4836.28.12594.80.4+224
Certificate level1,97625.524.61,17622.01.4+800
No qualifications4,29555.350.43,28161.33.6+1,014
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 123,62046.654.32,05438.43.1+1,566
Year 1188611.411.564912.10.8+237
Under Year 103,08439.732.22,49846.72.4+586
Education institute attending--------------
Not Attending5,82475.073.84,12477.05.0+1,700
University5977.710.33837.20.6+214
TAFE4666.05.33206.00.3+146
Other1862.42.3681.30.1+118
Secondary school5577.27.13626.80.4+195
Field of qualification--------------
Natural and Physical Sciences640.81.4380.70.1+26
Information Technology1151.51.9721.30.1+43
Engineering and Related Technologies5917.68.32805.20.4+311
Architecture and Building1732.22.91322.50.2+41
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1682.21.21011.90.1+67
Health2272.93.11192.20.2+108
Education1602.11.9771.40.1+83
Management and Commerce7469.611.84498.40.6+297
Society and Culture4806.27.32604.90.4+220
Creative Arts971.22.4841.60.1+13
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3244.24.11873.50.2+137
Mixed Field Programmes220.30.280.10.0+14
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home81410.517.43516.60.9+463
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20164535.88.6--------
Has internet access at home6,36181.985.63,98374.45.2+2,378
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)2,34630.229.61,80233.72.0+544

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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