RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Workers place of residence by occupation - Labourers

Of the 14,771 local workers as Labourers in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, 13,782 or 93.3% 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 broad occupations is generally influenced by a few factors. These primarily include the type and skill level of jobs located within the local area, and the residential location where those skills are available in the population. The pay level of particular occupations is also a factor, as people will travel further for a high-paying job.

Understanding how far people travel to access particular occupation categories in the area can help in developing programs for equity in the jobs market, and having affordable housing available for workers of all skill levels.

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 occupation
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Labourers 2016
LocationNumber%.
Live and work in the area13,78293.3
- Live and work in the same LGA13,36790.5
- Work in the area and live in different LGA4152.8
Work in the area, but live outside9896.7
Total workers in the area14,771100.0

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

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Residential location of local workers by LGA by occupation
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Labourers 2016
LocationNumber%.
Toowoomba (R)7,49550.7
Southern Downs (R)2,28115.4
Western Downs (R)1,79312.1
Maranoa (R)6934.7
Goondiwindi (R)6564.4
Murweh (S)3692.5
Balonne (S)3112.1
Lockyer Valley (R)2541.7
Brisbane (C)1230.8
Paroo (S)840.6
Gold Coast (C)750.5
Quilpie (S)690.5
South Burnett (R)590.4
Moreton Bay (R)570.4
Logan (C)470.3
No Fixed Address (Qld)410.3
Sunshine Coast (R)380.3
Tenterfield (A)360.2
Bulloo (S)310.2
Ipswich (C)310.2
Fraser Coast (R)280.2
Somerset (R)200.1
Moree Plains (A)190.1
Redland (C)190.1
Rockhampton (R)140.1
Gympie (R)140.1
Mackay (R)110.1
Bundaberg (R)110.1
Cairns (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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