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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Local workers - Key statistics - Construction

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region 84.2% of the local workers are males and 15.9% 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 - Construction
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)8,483100.0100.07,823100.0100.0+660
Males7,14684.286.56,57684.185.6+570
Females1,35015.913.51,24515.914.4+105
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years1,41416.714.31,52719.516.1-113
25 - 54 years5,56465.669.45,05964.769.3+505
55 - 64 years1,24514.713.51,03213.212.4+213
65 years and over2803.32.91832.32.2+97
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers3,43040.447.23,11639.847.1+314
Machinery operators and drivers1,31915.58.61,29616.69.8+23
Labourers1,15613.616.01,14114.615.3+15
Hours worked--------------
Full time6,76679.878.06,23379.775.6+533
Part time1,62719.220.71,41318.120.8+214
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree5917.07.73905.06.7+201
Advanced diploma or diploma5276.36.53214.15.2+206
Certificate level4,32851.052.43,64446.649.1+684
No qualifications2,81833.230.93,21541.135.7-397
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5008039.59.0--------
$500 -$1,7495,72567.570.3--------
$1,750 or more1,82221.519.1--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car6,54277.179.75,87175.076.6+671
Public Transport1722.02.11521.92.7+20
Bicycle210.20.4240.30.4-3
Walked only1702.00.91782.31.2-8
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas85210.021.06618.420.8+191
Speaks a language other than English at home2603.16.81822.35.8+78
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20161481.73.0--------

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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