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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region 48.7% of the local workers are males and 51.3% 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 Wide Bay Burnett 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 Wide Bay Burnett 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 Wide Bay Burnett Region20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)91,917100.0100.091,981100.0100.0-64
Males44,76048.751.845,74049.753.0-980
Females47,15651.348.246,23050.347.0+926
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years13,64414.815.613,94815.216.5-304
25 - 54 years55,67360.665.657,98863.066.4-2,315
55 - 64 years17,47219.014.816,11917.514.0+1,353
65 years and over5,1315.64.03,9214.33.1+1,210
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance14,96716.313.013,79915.011.9+1,168
Retail trade11,14912.19.912,12813.210.7-979
Education and training9,1219.99.08,2449.07.9+877
Top three occupations--------------
Professionals14,18615.419.913,53914.718.9+647
Labourers13,09014.210.613,13214.310.6-42
Community and personal service workers12,03313.111.410,62811.610.0+1,405
Hours worked--------------
Full time52,44657.162.353,90558.663.0-1,459
Part time37,48540.835.935,77938.933.3+1,706
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree15,16516.525.112,89214.021.5+2,273
Advanced diploma or diploma8,9589.710.97,6638.39.3+1,295
Certificate level27,90130.426.325,44627.724.7+2,455
No qualifications36,96540.235.042,03745.740.6-5,072
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50021,17823.017.7--------
$500 -$1,74960,63966.064.0--------
$1,750 or more8,4249.216.7--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car67,79173.869.665,53971.367.5+2,252
Public Transport6800.76.97870.97.5-107
Bicycle7370.81.09551.01.1-218
Walked only3,3473.63.33,7924.13.7-445
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas12,08313.125.711,62112.623.7+462
Speaks a language other than English at home4,2714.612.33,1703.49.6+1,101
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20161,8832.04.7--------

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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