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Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In Toowoomba 50.4% of the local workers (All industries) are males and 49.6% are female.

The local workers is 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 Toowoomba vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector local workers requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

NOTE: All tables in the workers section are based on Census employment data which differ from the NIEIR employment estimates. See data notes for more details.

Data source

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, Toowoomba 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.
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Local workers key statistics - All industries
Namenumber%. Queenslandnumber%. Queensland2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)69,350100.0100.066,678100.0100.0+2,672
Age structure
15 - 24 years11,47416.515.611,68117.516.5-207
25 - 54 years42,95461.965.642,04663.166.4+908
55 - 64 years11,40316.414.810,27615.414.0+1,127
65 years and over3,5125.14.02,6794.03.1+833
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance10,79715.613.09,59814.411.9+1,199
Education and training7,78911.29.06,81010.27.9+979
Retail trade6,90910.09.97,68411.510.7-775
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers9,74914.114.29,56514.314.9+184
Clerical and administrative workers9,74114.013.79,74614.614.7-5
Hours worked
Full time43,22962.362.342,14763.263.0+1,082
Part time24,95336.035.923,07134.633.3+1,882
Bachelor or higher degree15,76422.725.112,87319.321.5+2,891
Advanced diploma or diploma7,20210.410.95,9839.09.3+1,219
Certificate level19,38628.026.316,74325.124.7+2,643
No qualifications25,30336.535.028,74343.140.6-3,440
Individual Income
Less than $50012,59118.217.7--00--
$500 -$1,74946,09666.564.0--00--
$1,750 or more9,63913.916.7--00--
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport3230.56.93510.57.5-28
Walked only2,3443.43.32,6404.03.7-296
Other Characteristics
Born overseas9,47513.725.77,81911.723.7+1,656
Speaks a language other than English at home4,6706.712.32,9884.59.6+1,682
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20161,8822.74.7--00--

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