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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Local workers - Key statistics - Retail Trade

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region 41.5% of the local workers are males and 58.5% 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 - Retail Trade
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region20162011Change
NameNumber%Public Administration and Safety %Number%Public Administration and Safety %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)11,361100.0100.012,835100.0100.0-1,474
Males4,71041.559.25,23140.860.1-521
Females6,64558.540.67,60559.339.6-960
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years3,37029.78.43,96830.99.0-598
25 - 54 years5,99852.870.26,93654.072.6-938
55 - 64 years1,52413.418.11,54712.116.4-23
65 years and over4584.03.13983.12.2+60
Top three occupations--------------
Sales workers6,06853.50.66,50850.70.6-440
Managers1,69514.99.32,08316.28.0-388
Labourers1,1209.97.91,1388.99.1-18
Hours worked--------------
Full time5,60749.477.76,58951.377.5-982
Part time5,64649.721.46,05047.120.6-404
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree8367.425.26835.322.6+153
Advanced diploma or diploma6786.017.25854.614.9+93
Certificate level2,86225.226.72,82522.023.5+37
No qualifications6,69659.028.68,29964.735.5-1,603
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5003,80333.54.7--------
$500 -$1,7496,90860.874.2--------
$1,750 or more4884.320.2--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car8,55275.377.19,54674.475.4-994
Public Transport390.30.1720.60.3-33
Bicycle940.81.7990.81.8-5
Walked only5594.96.17025.57.3-143
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas1,1119.810.01,0268.09.2+85
Speaks a language other than English at home5474.83.53602.82.7+187
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20162642.30.8--------

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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