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Canberra Region

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In the Canberra Region 51.3% of the local workers are males and 48.7% are female.

The local workers are 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 the Canberra Region vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector local worker requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

NOTE: All tables in the local 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

Local workers key statistics - All industries
Canberra Region20112006Change
NameNumber%NSW %Number%NSW %2006 to 2011
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)65,008100.0100.064,572100.0100.0+436
Males33,32751.353.233,90652.553.6-579
Females31,68148.746.830,66647.546.4+1,015
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years9,35714.414.49,78115.115.4-424
25 - 54 years39,63761.067.841,93264.969.2-2,295
55 - 64 years12,36819.014.510,19415.812.9+2,174
65 years and over3,6465.63.42,6654.12.6+981
Top three industries--------------
Retail trade8,36612.810.48,93913.711.2-573
Health care and social assistance7,87812.011.66,77710.410.5+1,101
Accommodation and food services6,98410.76.77,04110.86.5-57
Top three occupations--------------
Managers11,04717.013.511,49817.814.0-451
Professionals10,14215.623.09,36414.521.7+778
Technicians and trades workers9,05013.913.28,99713.913.5+53
Hours worked--------------
Full time38,75659.664.638,91760.365.5-161
Part time25,38239.034.024,45337.932.6+929
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree11,45617.628.29,52914.824.4+1,927
Advanced diploma or diploma5,9569.210.65,3168.29.8+640
Certificate level18,37828.322.316,98126.321.9+1,397
No qualifications28,18043.334.628,96044.838.3-780
Individual Income--------------
$0-$59923,71436.527.7--------
$600 -$124927,21541.939.8--------
$1250 or more13,26020.431.1--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car44,03767.762.942,05965.162.4+1,978
Public Transport5580.913.85550.912.4+3
Bicycle3040.50.83780.60.7-74
Walked only4,0486.24.14,6957.34.5-647
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas7,54711.629.97,15611.127.6+391
Speaks a language other than English at home2,9064.522.42,4903.919.5+416
Arrived between 2006 and 20119271.45.3--------

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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