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Southern Downs Regional Council area

Local workers - Key statistics - Administrative and Support Services

In Southern Downs Regional Council area 33.3% of the local workers are males and 65.5% 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, Southern Downs Regional Council area 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 - Administrative and Support Services
Southern Downs Regional Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%Public Administration and Safety %Number%Public Administration and Safety %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)249100.0100.0203100.0100.0+46
Males8333.357.18340.960.50
Females16365.542.711858.139.1+45
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years249.64.0178.45.7+7
25 - 54 years15361.469.513868.069.6+15
55 - 64 years4718.922.13517.220.4+12
65 years and over218.45.7178.43.6+4
Top three occupations--------------
Labourers10843.412.29948.814.8+9
Clerical and administrative workers4919.727.42713.326.5+22
Professionals2811.213.22512.313.3+3
Hours worked--------------
Full time11144.671.110350.775.2+8
Part time12951.827.59747.822.8+32
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree239.220.2167.917.4+7
Advanced diploma or diploma249.617.1136.414.1+11
Certificate level6726.927.54321.224.4+24
No qualifications12851.433.610752.740.8+21
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5008534.17.7--------
$500 -$1,74915261.076.8--------
$1,750 or more135.214.3--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car16566.381.414772.478.4+18
Public Transport00.00.000.00.00
Bicycle00.00.500.02.20
Walked only83.23.152.53.6+3
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas3413.78.42713.39.0+7
Speaks a language other than English at home176.83.8104.93.4+7
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 201662.40.0--------

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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