RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Workers place of residence by industry - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

Of the 12,855 local workers in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, 12,337 or 96.0% also live in the area.

Journey to Work (workers) data shows where the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region's local workers come from and how far they are travelling to access employment in the area.

This shows the degree to which the local economy draws on the wider region to supply labour for its industries. It is also useful in planning and advocacy for roads and public transport provision.

The distance and direction travelled by workers in different industry sectors may be influenced by the nature of employment opportunities (higher paid, high value employment may draw people from a wider area); the skill level required (jobs requiring tertiary qualifications will draw more workers from areas with high qualification levels among the residents) the number of jobs available in the industry sector (sectors with more opportunities may have a wider catchment); transport options available and commuting times to the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region.

Workers place of residence data should be viewed alongside Self-sufficiency and Jobs to workers ratio datasets for a summary of local employment opportunity by industry, as well as modelled Employment by industry (Total) numbers and Employment locations to understand the relative size of each industry sector and its distribution across the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region. To analyse the characteristics of local workers in each industry, go to the Local workers section.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by journey to work

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Residential location of local workers by industry
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing 2016
LocationNumber%.
Live and work in the area12,33796.0
- Live and work in the same LGA11,81991.9
- Work in the area and live in different LGA5184.0
Work in the area, but live outside5184.0
Total workers in the area12,855100.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts Excludes residential locations with fewer than 10 people.

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Residential location of local workers by LGA by industry
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing 2016
LocationNumber%.
Toowoomba (R)4,08431.8
Western Downs (R)2,66220.7
Southern Downs (R)1,83614.3
Goondiwindi (R)1,2089.4
Maranoa (R)1,1659.1
Balonne (S)6825.3
Murweh (S)3372.6
Paroo (S)1951.5
Quilpie (S)1090.8
Brisbane (C)880.7
Bulloo (S)590.5
Lockyer Valley (R)550.4
Banana (S)360.3
Tenterfield (A)330.3
No Fixed Address (Qld)310.2
Sunshine Coast (R)300.2
South Burnett (R)300.2
Moree Plains (A)230.2
Central Highlands (R) (Qld)210.2
Gold Coast (C)200.2
Noosa (S)150.1
Inverell (A)120.1
Blackall-Tambo (R)110.1
Moreton Bay (R)110.1

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts Excludes residential locations with fewer than 10 people.

RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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