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Western Downs Regional Council area

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In Western Downs Regional Council area 59.0% of the local workers are males and 41.0% 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 - All industries
Western Downs Regional Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)16,244100.0100.015,559100.0100.0+685
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years2,25913.915.62,35715.116.5-98
25 - 54 years10,29163.465.69,89563.666.4+396
55 - 64 years2,60316.014.82,39815.414.0+205
65 years and over1,0966.74.09075.83.1+189
Top three industries--------------
Agriculture, forestry and fishing2,76317.02.82,75417.72.7+9
Retail trade1,4238.89.91,5299.810.7-106
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers3,02518.614.22,50616.114.9+519
Hours worked--------------
Full time11,00867.862.310,70668.863.0+302
Part time4,88630.135.94,43528.533.3+451
Bachelor or higher degree2,38014.725.11,92412.421.5+456
Advanced diploma or diploma1,5519.510.91,0867.09.3+465
Certificate level5,23632.226.34,30227.624.7+934
No qualifications6,52840.235.07,65149.240.6-1,123
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5002,98818.417.7--------
$500 -$1,7499,52658.664.0--------
$1,750 or more3,41321.016.7--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport3442.16.92221.47.5+122
Walked only1,0506.53.31,0987.13.7-48
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas1,83311.325.71,3598.723.7+474
Speaks a language other than English at home7834.812.34703.09.6+313
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20164522.84.7--------

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.