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

Local workers - Key statistics - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region 86.0% of the local workers are males and 13.2% 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 - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)1,852100.0100.01,666100.0100.0+186
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years1015.55.91488.97.7-47
25 - 54 years1,42877.175.01,23474.174.8+194
55 - 64 years27114.616.924414.615.8+27
65 years and over372.02.2342.01.7+3
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers74540.227.867240.328.2+73
Machinery operators and drivers38821.216.322913.913.3+159
Clerical and administrative workers21311.716.726416.118.7-51
Hours worked--------------
Full time1,57985.384.91,44086.483.7+139
Part time24213.114.418911.314.8+53
Bachelor or higher degree24414.022.816810.121.8+76
Advanced diploma or diploma24313.512.720312.210.8+40
Certificate level88047.536.676045.634.8+120
No qualifications44324.126.147728.629.8-34
Individual Income--------------
Less than $500321.73.0--------
$500 -$1,74991649.553.3--------
$1,750 or more89248.242.6--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport301.67.6100.69.4+20
Walked only432.31.7382.31.8+5
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas22512.120.41529.120.2+73
Speaks a language other than English at home925.07.7563.46.6+36
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016201.12.2--------

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