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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Local workers - Key statistics - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region 68.9% of the local workers are males and 31.0% 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 - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)12,930100.0100.013,054100.0100.0-124
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years1,1589.011.51,0668.210.0+92
25 - 54 years6,71651.954.37,05854.154.9-342
55 - 64 years2,65720.519.12,74821.120.3-91
65 years and over2,41618.715.12,17416.714.8+242
Top three occupations--------------
Machinery operators and drivers7606.17.07485.76.4+12
Hours worked--------------
Full time9,71575.171.49,96676.371.2-251
Part time2,98423.126.82,72320.924.7+261
Bachelor or higher degree1,48811.610.81,2479.68.2+241
Advanced diploma or diploma1,1809.17.71,0297.96.6+151
Certificate level2,61220.221.42,07015.917.8+542
No qualifications7,23856.056.38,18462.762.9-946
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5003,33025.825.8--------
$500 -$1,7497,87860.962.4--------
$1,750 or more1,32610.39.1--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport150.11.7120.11.3+3
Walked only9787.68.11,0648.29.1-86
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas1,1619.018.01,0337.914.6+128
Speaks a language other than English at home7045.412.15083.98.6+196
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20163873.06.4--------

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.