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Shire of Ashburton

Resident workers (Local) - Key statistics

1,175 people or 19.4% of the Shire of Ashburton's local labour force have a tertiary qualification .

The local labour force includes 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 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Local resident workers key statistics - All industry sectors
Shire of Ashburton20112006Change
NameNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2006 to 2011
Local labour force--------------
Local resident workers6,044100.0100.03,203100.0100.0+2,841
Males4,28971.054.72,01462.954.9+2,275
Females1,75529.045.31,18937.145.1+566
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years68511.316.241513.018.0+270
25 - 54 years4,73378.366.22,50078.166.8+2,233
55 - 64 years5729.514.42558.012.9+317
65 years and over540.93.2331.02.3+21
Top three industries--------------
Mining2,95949.06.21,59149.74.3+1,368
Construction90515.010.21675.29.1+738
Accommodation and food services3525.85.91574.95.8+195
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers1,69828.116.777224.1--+926
Machinery operators and drivers1,54925.67.678124.4--+768
Professionals70811.719.935411.1--+354
Method of travel to work--------------
Car driver or passenger2,21036.666.21,46345.767.2+747
Public transport1,69728.19.270522.07.1+992
Bicycle00.01.300.00.70
Walked only80413.33.33009.43.4+504
Hours worked--------------
Full time4,82179.863.72,35173.463.4+2,470
Part time67511.229.555117.229.5+124
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree72211.923.335511.119.6+367
Advanced diploma or diploma4537.59.81795.69.0+274
Certificate level2,36839.224.01,04832.722.2+1,320
No qualifications2,29037.938.91,43844.943.6+852
Individual income--------------
Nil to $5995268.725.5--------
$600 to $1,24986114.236.4--------
$1,250 to $1,999 1,45524.122.2--------
$2,000 or more 3,11451.514.4--------
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks another language other than English4747.814.51976.211.1+277
Has broadband internet access at home2,65643.979.11,74254.450.0+914
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)1,90031.432.71,18036.832.3+720

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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