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

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region 52.3% of the local workers are males and 47.8% are female.

The local workers are made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live. Local workers statistics reveal how the characteristics of the local workers in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector local worker requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

NOTE: All tables in the local workers section are based on Census employment data which differ from the NIEIR employment estimates. See data notes for more details.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers key statistics - All industries
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)116,277100.0100.0114,781100.0100.0+1,496
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years18,01615.515.618,88116.416.5-865
25 - 54 years71,60061.665.672,10862.866.4-508
55 - 64 years19,76317.014.818,23115.914.0+1,532
65 years and over6,9216.04.05,5444.83.1+1,377
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance15,31313.213.014,14812.311.9+1,165
Agriculture, forestry and fishing12,93011.12.813,05411.42.7-124
Education and training11,60710.09.010,2468.97.9+1,361
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers16,69314.414.216,21814.114.9+475
Hours worked--------------
Full time73,97263.662.374,12064.663.0-148
Part time40,11934.535.937,86033.033.3+2,259
Bachelor or higher degree22,91219.725.119,06516.621.5+3,847
Advanced diploma or diploma11,63510.010.99,5788.39.3+2,057
Certificate level33,07328.426.328,91225.224.7+4,161
No qualifications45,35039.035.052,89146.140.6-7,541
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50021,99418.917.7--------
$500 -$1,74975,55965.064.0--------
$1,750 or more16,67914.316.7--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport8060.76.97080.67.5+98
Walked only5,4694.73.36,2335.43.7-764
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas14,47112.425.712,16010.623.7+2,311
Speaks a language other than English at home6,9706.012.34,7394.19.6+2,231
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20163,0492.64.7--------

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).