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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Local workers - Key statistics - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region 46.4% of the local workers are males and 53.4% 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 - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)1,521100.0100.01,336100.0100.0+185
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years25016.411.522917.114.6+21
25 - 54 years87757.763.578258.561.9+95
55 - 64 years26017.117.023317.417.5+27
65 years and over1278.38.1906.76.1+37
Top three occupations--------------
Sales workers69645.845.765849.345.1+38
Clerical and administrative workers30220.118.727620.919.6+26
Hours worked--------------
Full time1,08171.171.191968.869.4+162
Part time37924.928.137828.329.0+1
Bachelor or higher degree19813.220.71289.615.3+70
Advanced diploma or diploma16010.912.01178.810.5+43
Certificate level48732.228.033925.424.9+148
No qualifications60139.936.067650.644.3-75
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50021714.312.1--------
$500 -$1,7491,03367.967.1--------
$1,750 or more23715.619.5--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport00.04.300.03.90
Walked only231.52.6231.72.90
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas1308.526.8906.723.4+40
Speaks a language other than English at home402.611.2251.96.9+15
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016281.83.6--------

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