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Southern Downs Regional Council

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

3,230 people or 22.9% of the Southern Downs Regional Council's resident workers (All industries) 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.

Data source

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

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Resident workers key statistics - All industries
Southern Downs Regional Council20162011change
Namenumber%. % Manufacturingnumber%. % Manufacturing2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)14,092100.0100.014,340100.0100.0-248
Males7,41452.670.77,64153.370.3-227
Females6,67947.429.16,69846.729.8-19
Age structure
15 - 24 years2,13615.216.92,27115.817.7-135
25 - 54 years8,05057.161.58,52759.563.9-477
55 - 64 years2,84420.216.52,69818.815.9+146
65 years and over1,0657.65.78345.83.3+231
Top three occupations
Labourers2,51617.944.42,52617.640.1-10
Managers2,24715.911.42,39316.711.5-146
Technicians and trades workers1,86913.319.51,89213.220.3-23
Hours worked
Full time8,21858.377.68,53259.574.6-314
Part time5,52339.221.65,42937.922.8+94
Qualifications
Bachelor or higher degree2,00514.26.91,79512.55.9+210
Advanced diploma or diploma1,2258.74.81,0137.14.8+212
Certificate level4,11129.233.13,66825.628.2+443
No qualifications6,26344.450.77,25650.657.6-993
Individual Income
Less than $5003,37924.013.5--------
$500 -$1,7499,34866.380.1--------
$1,750 or more1,0677.64.3--------
Method of Travel to Work
Car9,93970.580.69,75868.079.2+181
Public Transport540.40670.5---13
Bicycle760.51.11110.80.8-35
Walked only6634.74.97355.14.4-72
Other Characteristics
Born overseas1,47910.514.71,3929.713.9+87
Speaks a language other than English at home6764.87.66314.46.7+45
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20162161.52.8--------

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