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South West RED Region

Resident workers - Key statistics

2,993 people or 25.1% of the South West RED 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
South West RED Region20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)11,948100.0100.012,919100.0100.0-971
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years1,63513.715.61,84014.216.5-205
25 - 54 years7,31261.265.68,24763.866.4-935
55 - 64 years2,10717.614.82,01415.614.0+93
65 years and over9017.54.08016.23.1+100
Top three industries--------------
Agriculture, forestry and fishing2,77723.32.83,00423.32.7-227
Health care and social assistance1,29410.813.01,32010.211.9-26
Public administration and safety1,0969.26.61,1088.66.7-12
Top three occupations--------------
Hours worked--------------
Full time8,31969.662.49,18071.163.9-861
Part time3,36128.135.83,32125.733.9+40
Bachelor or higher degree1,82115.225.11,64812.821.5+173
Advanced diploma or diploma1,1729.810.91,0167.99.3+156
Certificate level3,16126.526.42,97523.024.8+186
No qualifications5,37845.035.06,70451.940.6-1,326
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5002,26118.917.7--------
$500 -$1,7497,78165.163.8--------
$1,750 or more1,60613.417.0--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport470.47.0530.47.5-6
Walked only1,0058.43.31,2649.83.7-259
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas1,0939.125.89967.723.7+97
Speaks a language other than English at home5194.312.34443.49.6+75
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20163392.84.7--------

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