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RDA Sunshine Coast Region

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In the RDA Sunshine Coast Region 46.6% of the local workers are males and 53.4% 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 Sunshine Coast 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, RDA Sunshine Coast 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
RDA Sunshine Coast Region20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)130,978100.0100.0115,617100.0100.0+15,361
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years20,33115.515.618,13815.716.5+2,193
25 - 54 years81,98362.665.674,60964.566.4+7,374
55 - 64 years22,53217.214.818,86516.314.0+3,667
65 years and over6,1334.74.03,9963.53.1+2,137
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance20,86915.913.016,77314.511.9+4,096
Retail trade16,04612.39.916,44314.210.7-397
Accommodation and food services13,35010.27.411,84210.27.0+1,508
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers18,48314.114.216,23814.014.9+2,245
Clerical and administrative workers18,12813.813.717,05514.814.7+1,073
Hours worked--------------
Full time71,26754.462.363,13654.663.0+8,131
Part time57,52843.935.950,20543.433.3+7,323
Bachelor or higher degree29,98522.925.122,10019.121.5+7,885
Advanced diploma or diploma16,32912.510.912,57610.99.3+3,753
Certificate level36,32227.726.330,22626.124.7+6,096
No qualifications44,82134.235.045,90539.740.6-1,084
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50028,45821.717.7--------
$500 -$1,74985,45765.264.0--------
$1,750 or more15,01711.516.7--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport1,7491.36.91,3501.27.5+399
Walked only3,4762.73.33,7813.33.7-305
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas30,16023.025.725,21221.823.7+4,948
Speaks a language other than English at home7,8346.012.34,8824.29.6+2,952
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20164,6443.54.7--------

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