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Local workers - Key statistics

In the City of Whitehorse 47.2% of the local workers are males and 52.8% 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 City of Whitehorse 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
City of Whitehorse20112006Change
NameNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)61,427100.0100.060,046100.0100.0+1,381
Males29,01047.253.228,54347.553.6+467
Females32,41752.846.831,50352.546.4+914
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years8,28013.514.79,18515.316.1-905
25 - 54 years41,37867.468.040,76967.973.8+609
55 - 64 years9,50915.514.18,51914.213.3+990
65 years and over2,2603.73.21,5732.62.5+687
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance10,12216.511.79,13815.210.6+984
Education and training7,30511.98.26,08410.17.9+1,221
Retail trade7,07911.511.07,52512.511.7-446
Top three occupations--------------
Professionals18,24629.722.716,31227.223.3+1,934
Clerical and administrative workers10,95617.814.610,77117.916.3+185
Managers7,47012.213.47,21712.014.6+253
Hours worked--------------
Full time36,72359.863.236,59660.968.6+127
Part time24,04739.135.322,47937.435.3+1,568
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree23,51438.329.119,01731.727.5+4,497
Advanced diploma or diploma7,47512.210.56,76111.39.9+714
Certificate level9,83916.020.69,61716.020.7+222
No qualifications19,90532.436.121,82636.342.5-1,921
Individual Income--------------
$0-$59917,81629.029.0--------
$600 -$124924,99540.741.5--------
$1250 or more17,96329.228.1--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car44,65872.766.443,54872.570.4+1,110
Public Transport3,7566.19.33,0355.18.8+721
Bicycle3590.61.23510.61.3+8
Walked only1,5262.53.31,5202.53.9+6
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas21,41034.927.918,26230.425.1+3,148
Speaks a language other than English at home16,76027.321.513,20522.018.4+3,555
Arrived between 2006 and 20114,5207.46.0--------

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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