North Queensland Regional Profiles

Training and Skills North Queensland regional office of the Department of Education and Training (DET), have created geographic profiles of the North Queensland DET Region to provide a snapshot in time of a variety of information which provides an overview of the region, including the community and industry influences that may have an impact on education and training. 

The North Queensland region of the Department of Education and Training (DET) is comprised of 16 local government areas of Boulia Shire, Burdekin Shire, Burke Shire, Carpentaria Shire, Charters Towers Region, Cloncurry Shire, Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire, Flinders Shire, Hinchinbrook Shire, McKinlay Shire, Mornington Shire and Mount Isa City, Palm Island Aboriginal Shire, Richmond Shire, Townsville City and Whitsunday Regional.

The information is provided by geographic sub-region - Townsville, Rural Coastal Fringe, Mid West and North West.  Each sub-regional profile has appendices of local government areas (LGAs) contained within the sub-region.  Each Profile or LGA Snapshot appendix can be read on its own or as part of the whole.

Information provides a snapshot in time of the demographic, industry, employment, education and training data to inform the requirements for education and training sector services to the region. Information is to be used as stated in the disclaimer on the contents page of each document.  The information will support the Queensland Governement Training and Skilling programs which includes the VET Investment Plan and the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.

Profiles and LGA Snapshots include a range of statistical data by local government area within the sub-region where possible and regional intelligence gathered by Training Queensland, North Queensland region and stakeholders. Labour force data will be updated quarterly, all other information will be updated in June each year. Regional intelligence will be updated on a regular basis, any updates will be recorded by "current date" in the header of each document.