RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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Southern Downs Regional Council area

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In the Southern Downs Regional Council area 51.1% of the local workers (All industries) are males and 48.9% are female.

The local workers is 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 Southern Downs Regional Council area vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector local workers requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

NOTE: All tables in the workers section are based on Census employment data which differ from the NIEIR employment estimates. See data notes for more details.

Data source

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, the 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.
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Local workers key statistics - All industries
Southern Downs Regional Council area20162011change
Namenumber%. Public Administration and Safetynumber%. Public Administration and Safety2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)13,307100.0100.013,958100.0100.0-651
Age structure
15 - 24 years2,05815.54.02,24916.15.7-191
25 - 54 years7,59257.169.58,27659.369.6-684
55 - 64 years2,62719.722.12,61618.720.4+11
65 years and over1,0307.75.78285.93.6+202
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers1,64912.49.91,73712.411.8-88
Hours worked
Full time7,70857.971.18,27659.375.2-568
Part time5,28939.727.55,31238.122.8-23
Bachelor or higher degree1,96714.820.21,77812.717.4+189
Advanced diploma or diploma1,1568.717.11,0127.314.1+144
Certificate level3,75028.227.53,46524.824.4+285
No qualifications5,97544.933.67,09750.840.8-1,122
Individual Income
Less than $5003,22524.27.7--00--
$500 -$1,7498,86366.676.8--00--
$1,750 or more9377.014.3--00--
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport320.20470.30-15
Walked only6454.83.17165.13.6-71
Other Characteristics
Born overseas1,44810.98.41,39510.09.0+53
Speaks a language other than English at home6935.23.86344.53.4+59
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20162291.70--00--

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