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Toowoomba Regional Council area

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In Toowoomba Regional Council area 50.4% of the local workers are males and 49.6% 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, Toowoomba 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 - All industries
Toowoomba Regional Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)69,350100.0100.066,678100.0100.0+2,672
Males34,96350.451.834,21751.353.0+746
Females34,38949.648.232,46048.747.0+1,929
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years11,47416.515.611,68117.516.5-207
25 - 54 years42,95461.965.642,04663.166.4+908
55 - 64 years11,40316.414.810,27615.414.0+1,127
65 years and over3,5125.14.02,6794.03.1+833
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance10,79715.613.09,59814.411.9+1,199
Education and training7,78911.29.06,81010.27.9+979
Retail trade6,90910.09.97,68411.510.7-775
Top three occupations--------------
Professionals13,38119.319.912,10218.118.9+1,279
Technicians and trades workers9,74914.114.29,56514.314.9+184
Clerical and administrative workers9,74114.013.79,74614.614.7-5
Hours worked--------------
Full time43,22962.362.342,14763.263.0+1,082
Part time24,95336.035.923,07134.633.3+1,882
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree15,76422.725.112,87319.321.5+2,891
Advanced diploma or diploma7,20210.410.95,9839.09.3+1,219
Certificate level19,38628.026.316,74325.124.7+2,643
No qualifications25,30336.535.028,74343.140.6-3,440
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50012,59118.217.7--------
$500 -$1,74946,09666.564.0--------
$1,750 or more9,63913.916.7--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car52,57275.869.649,28373.967.5+3,289
Public Transport3230.56.93510.57.5-28
Bicycle5140.71.05620.81.1-48
Walked only2,3443.43.32,6404.03.7-296
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas9,47513.725.77,81911.723.7+1,656
Speaks a language other than English at home4,6706.712.32,9884.59.6+1,682
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20161,8822.74.7--------

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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