RDA Darling Downs and South West RegionEconomic profile
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South West RED Region

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In South West RED Region 54.8% of the local workers are males and 45.4% 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, South West RED 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 - All industries
South West RED Region20162011Change
NameNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)12,613100.0100.013,622100.0100.0-1,009
Males6,90754.850.57,65556.251.9-748
Females5,72645.449.55,96543.848.1-239
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years1,58412.615.51,90214.016.4-318
25 - 54 years7,87662.463.78,71764.065.1-841
55 - 64 years2,24117.816.12,16115.914.9+80
65 years and over9357.44.78196.03.6+116
Top three industries--------------
Agriculture, forestry and fishing2,70421.44.93,05922.54.9-355
Health care and social assistance1,36010.813.21,37310.111.8-13
Public administration and safety1,0838.66.01,1248.36.0-41
Top three occupations--------------
Managers2,92323.212.43,19223.412.6-269
Labourers1,75213.911.31,98214.611.6-230
Technicians and trades workers1,69713.514.71,83313.515.4-136
Hours worked--------------
Full time8,87870.461.29,75171.662.9-873
Part time3,47227.536.93,44425.334.8+28
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree2,04416.220.21,80613.316.7+238
Advanced diploma or diploma1,2499.910.71,1028.18.9+147
Certificate level3,47727.628.73,25923.926.8+218
No qualifications5,40142.837.56,88450.543.4-1,483
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5002,21917.619.0--------
$500 -$1,7497,85262.364.5--------
$1,750 or more2,22117.614.8--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car7,53459.772.97,92458.270.7-390
Public Transport940.72.0650.52.0+29
Bicycle1030.81.0930.71.1+10
Walked only1,1519.13.91,42310.44.5-272
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas1,33210.620.91,2098.919.0+123
Speaks a language other than English at home6144.98.85033.76.6+111
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20163833.03.8--------

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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