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Surf Coast Shire

Local workers - Key statistics

In Surf Coast Shire 50.8% of the local workers are males and 49.2% 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 Surf Coast Shire 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
Surf Coast Shire20112006Change
NameNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)7,157100.0100.05,995100.0100.0+1,162
Males3,63650.853.23,07951.453.6+557
Females3,52149.246.82,91648.646.4+605
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years1,23817.314.71,06017.716.1+178
25 - 54 years4,48462.768.03,90165.173.8+583
55 - 64 years1,11715.614.182513.813.3+292
65 years and over3184.43.22093.52.5+109
Top three industries--------------
Accommodation and food services1,09615.36.192015.35.8+176
Construction96013.48.276212.77.4+198
Retail trade94713.211.077813.011.7+169
Top three occupations--------------
Managers1,28117.913.41,24520.814.6+36
Technicians and trades workers1,23017.213.799116.514.4+239
Professionals1,13015.822.787314.623.3+257
Hours worked--------------
Full time3,66751.263.23,22753.868.6+440
Part time3,40347.535.32,68344.835.3+720
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree1,56521.929.11,09218.227.5+473
Advanced diploma or diploma80011.210.562310.49.9+177
Certificate level1,86526.120.61,45124.220.7+414
No qualifications2,85139.836.12,54542.542.5+306
Individual Income--------------
$0-$5992,96341.429.0--------
$600 -$12492,69437.641.5--------
$1250 or more1,39719.528.1--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car4,56063.766.43,74262.470.4+818
Public Transport590.89.3330.68.8+26
Bicycle580.81.2360.61.3+22
Walked only3354.73.33145.23.9+21
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas88712.427.967711.325.1+210
Speaks a language other than English at home3464.821.52464.118.4+100
Arrived between 2006 and 20111942.76.0--------

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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