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Western Downs Regional Council area

Local workers - Key statistics - Health Care and Social Assistance

In Western Downs Regional Council area 14.8% of the local workers are males and 85.3% 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, Western 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 - Health Care and Social Assistance
Western Downs Regional Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%Public Administration and Safety %Number%Public Administration and Safety %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)1,135100.0100.01,189100.0100.0-54
Males16814.860.217414.661.6-6
Females96885.339.81,01685.537.6-48
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years11610.27.413311.210.8-17
25 - 54 years73264.568.978165.770.4-49
55 - 64 years24021.119.622318.817.5+17
65 years and over484.23.5534.51.9-5
Top three occupations--------------
Community and personal service workers44138.923.145938.620.5-18
Professionals36031.711.237231.310.9-12
Clerical and administrative workers14212.521.214111.922.8+1
Hours worked--------------
Full time56850.075.555446.674.0+14
Part time55248.623.861151.423.9-59
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree35431.214.432026.914.2+34
Advanced diploma or diploma19016.715.915312.911.7+37
Certificate level28224.830.728524.027.0-3
No qualifications25222.234.835930.245.3-107
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50018816.67.6--------
$500 -$1,74979169.779.7--------
$1,750 or more15013.212.9--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car82272.474.684270.873.7-20
Public Transport00.00.500.00.00
Bicycle100.91.980.71.8+2
Walked only514.56.2786.66.7-27
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas13612.07.313811.65.5-2
Speaks a language other than English at home665.82.1524.41.8+14
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016262.31.4--------

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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