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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Resident workers - Key statistics

24,605 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)99,870100.0100.0100,167100.0100.0-297
Males51,14751.252.052,60052.553.0-1,453
Females48,71448.848.047,57347.547.0+1,141
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years14,41914.415.614,80414.816.5-385
25 - 54 years60,82660.965.663,63563.566.4-2,809
55 - 64 years19,13819.214.817,56517.514.0+1,573
65 years and over5,4845.54.04,1664.23.1+1,318
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance15,28815.313.014,02614.011.9+1,262
Retail trade11,38111.49.912,33912.310.7-958
Education and training9,2089.29.08,3628.37.9+846
Top three occupations--------------
Labourers14,75414.810.514,85014.810.6-96
Professionals14,36514.419.813,79913.818.9+566
Technicians and trades workers14,31314.314.314,87514.914.9-562
Hours worked--------------
Full time57,45957.562.459,29559.263.9-1,836
Part time40,23840.335.838,30638.233.9+1,932
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree15,13815.225.112,98013.021.5+2,158
Advanced diploma or diploma9,4679.510.98,0188.09.3+1,449
Certificate level31,86231.926.429,16429.124.8+2,698
No qualifications40,21440.335.045,79045.740.6-5,576
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50022,65122.717.7--------
$500 -$1,74965,09165.263.8--------
$1,750 or more10,32710.317.0--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car72,66772.869.370,49870.467.4+2,169
Public Transport1,2261.27.01,2901.37.5-64
Bicycle7350.71.09891.01.1-254
Walked only3,5603.63.34,0614.13.7-501
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas12,75212.825.812,52912.523.7+223
Speaks a language other than English at home4,2994.312.33,2763.39.6+1,023
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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