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Shire of Ashburton

Local workers - Key statistics

In the Shire of Ashburton 76.6% of the local workers are males and 23.4% of the local workers are female.

The workforce is made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live.  Workforce statistics reveal how the characteristics of the workforce in the Shire of Ashburton vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector workforce 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Workforce key statistics - All industry sectors
Shire of Ashburton20112006Change
NameNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2006 to 2011
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)10,380100.0100.04,899100.0100.0+5,481
Males7,95576.654.93,53372.154.6+4,422
Females2,42523.445.11,36627.945.4+1,059
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years9939.616.050610.317.4+487
25 - 54 years8,30980.066.43,93180.267.3+4,378
55 - 64 years9939.614.54138.413.1+580
65 years and over850.83.1491.02.2+36
Top three industries--------------
Mining5,41752.26.42,92159.64.3+2,496
Construction1,84817.810.43827.89.0+1,466
Accommodation and food services6366.15.92465.05.8+390
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers3,05129.416.91,39728.516.3+1,654
Machinery operators and drivers2,98528.87.71,36227.87.1+1,623
Professionals1,17711.320.153510.919.1+642
Hours worked--------------
Full time8,49481.864.43,88679.364.4+4,608
Part time1,74216.834.291918.833.7+823
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree1,17111.323.452610.720.2+645
Advanced diploma or diploma7777.59.92715.59.2+506
Certificate level4,30441.524.21,89538.722.3+2,409
No qualifications3,96038.238.72,00640.943.2+1,954
Individual Income--------------
$0-$5995625.425.1--------
$600 -$12491,20211.636.3--------
$1250 or more8,49781.937.3--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car2,90628.066.21,85837.967.6+1,048
Public Transport2,72326.29.51,16723.87.2+1,556
Bicycle700.71.1430.91.0+27
Walked only1,19311.53.34158.53.4+778
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas2,87227.735.51,23625.231.4+1,636
Speaks a language other than English at home7307.014.32946.010.8+436
Arrived between 2006 and 20118698.49.1--------

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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