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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Resident workers - Key statistics

24,581 people or 24.6% of the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region's resident workers have a tertiary qualification.

The local resident workers include all employed people who are resident in the local area regardless of where they work. In other words, it is the people who live locally and therefore have the potential to work locally and is an important resource for the local economy. Their characteristics inform us about the skills that are available locally, even if they are not currently employed in the local economy.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers key statistics - All industry sectors
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)99,740100.0100.099,965100.0100.0-225
Males51,08751.252.052,49252.553.0-1,405
Females48,64748.848.047,47647.547.0+1,171
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years14,40314.415.614,78214.816.5-379
25 - 54 years60,74160.965.663,48363.566.4-2,742
55 - 64 years19,10719.214.817,53717.514.0+1,570
65 years and over5,4815.54.04,1624.23.1+1,319
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance15,25615.313.013,97814.011.9+1,278
Retail trade11,38111.49.912,33612.310.7-955
Education and training9,1799.29.08,3388.37.9+841
Top three occupations--------------
Labourers14,72614.810.514,79314.810.6-67
Professionals14,34914.419.813,78413.818.9+565
Technicians and trades workers14,30514.314.314,86614.914.9-561
Hours worked--------------
Full time57,37957.562.459,16359.263.9-1,784
Part time40,19140.335.838,23438.233.9+1,957
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree15,13115.225.112,97213.021.5+2,159
Advanced diploma or diploma9,4509.510.97,9968.09.3+1,454
Certificate level31,82231.926.429,08629.124.8+2,736
No qualifications40,14640.335.045,68645.740.6-5,540
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50022,61622.717.7--------
$500 -$1,74964,99665.263.8--------
$1,750 or more10,31710.317.0--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car72,58972.869.370,38470.467.4+2,205
Public Transport1,2261.27.01,2811.37.5-55
Bicycle7350.71.09891.01.1-254
Walked only3,5193.53.33,9944.03.7-475
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas12,75212.825.812,52912.523.7+223
Speaks a language other than English at home4,2944.312.33,2763.39.6+1,018
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20161,8771.94.7--------

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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