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Canterbury City

Local workers - Key statistics

In Canterbury City 53.5% of the local workers are males and 46.5% 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 Canterbury City 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
Canterbury City20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)23,826100.0100.024,140100.0100.0-314
Males12,74453.553.212,92053.553.6-176
Females11,08246.546.811,22046.546.4-138
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years3,00112.614.43,38714.015.4-386
25 - 54 years16,23468.167.816,78269.569.2-548
55 - 64 years3,70615.614.53,25913.512.9+447
65 years and over8853.73.47122.92.6+173
Top three industries--------------
Retail trade3,23913.610.53,47414.411.3-235
Health care and social assistance3,23913.611.82,92712.110.7+312
Manufacturing2,55110.78.53,60314.99.7-1,052
Top three occupations--------------
Professionals4,53019.023.04,28017.721.7+250
Clerical and administrative workers3,42914.415.23,47614.415.7-47
Technicians and trades workers3,23813.613.23,37714.013.5-139
Hours worked--------------
Full time14,59761.364.615,25363.265.5-656
Part time8,83837.134.08,26034.232.6+578
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree6,28926.428.25,31322.024.4+976
Advanced diploma or diploma2,68911.310.62,3189.69.8+371
Certificate level4,50518.922.34,57919.021.9-74
No qualifications9,74040.934.610,36042.938.3-620
Individual Income--------------
$0-$5998,17234.327.7--------
$600 -$124910,38543.639.8--------
$1250 or more4,96820.931.1--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car16,76170.362.916,84469.862.4-83
Public Transport1,8817.913.81,8217.512.4+60
Bicycle940.40.8860.40.7+8
Walked only1,0924.64.11,1384.74.5-46
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas11,79249.529.911,59248.027.6+200
Speaks a language other than English at home13,50956.722.412,87753.319.5+632
Arrived between 2006 and 20111,5196.45.3--------

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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