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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Local workers - Key statistics - Health Care and Social Assistance

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region 19.5% of the local workers are males and 80.4% 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 - Health Care and Social Assistance
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)15,313100.0100.014,148100.0100.0+1,165
Males2,98919.559.22,71419.260.1+275
Females12,30780.440.611,44080.939.6+867
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years1,53610.08.41,41010.09.0+126
25 - 54 years9,93164.970.29,54967.572.6+382
55 - 64 years3,21721.018.12,73919.416.4+478
65 years and over6033.93.14463.22.2+157
Top three occupations--------------
Professionals5,65636.918.25,04035.618.1+616
Community and personal service workers5,26934.418.54,77833.818.1+491
Clerical and administrative workers2,03013.325.41,87813.324.7+152
Hours worked--------------
Full time7,84151.277.77,25551.377.5+586
Part time7,31547.821.46,67447.220.6+641
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree5,66837.025.24,56532.322.6+1,103
Advanced diploma or diploma2,40715.717.22,07114.614.9+336
Certificate level3,58723.426.73,03821.523.5+549
No qualifications3,19020.828.63,74826.535.5-558
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5001,90912.54.7--------
$500 -$1,74910,97071.674.2--------
$1,750 or more2,25814.720.2--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car11,71676.577.110,60174.975.4+1,115
Public Transport420.30.1540.40.3-12
Bicycle1100.71.7960.71.8+14
Walked only5753.86.16174.47.3-42
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas2,67017.410.02,06514.69.2+605
Speaks a language other than English at home1,3578.93.58135.72.7+544
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20164883.20.8--------

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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