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Local workers - Key statistics

In Alexandrina Council 50.3% of the local workers are males and 49.7% 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 Alexandrina Council 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 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. Alexandrina Council currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that Alexandrina Council subscribe to the FULL version of

Local workers key statistics - All industry sectors
Alexandrina Council2016
NameNumber%South Australia %
Local workers------
Total local workers (Census)6,545100.0100.0
Age structure------
15 - 24 years87113.314.1
25 - 54 years3,70756.664.5
55 - 64 years1,40321.416.8
65 years and over5758.84.6
Top three industries------
Health care and social assistance94014.414.8
Agriculture, forestry and fishing90413.84.0
Retail trade65810.110.7
Top three occupations------
Hours worked------
Full time3,18048.658.2
Part time3,23149.440.1
Bachelor or higher degree1,12617.225.9
Advanced diploma or diploma67610.310.6
Certificate level1,99330.525.1
No qualifications2,53638.735.8
Individual Income------
Less than $5001,80527.619.4
$500 -$1,7494,10762.864.7
$1,750 or more5167.914.5
Method of Travel to Work------
Public Transport190.36.9
Walked only3214.92.7
Other Characteristics------
Born overseas89513.723.2
Speaks a language other than English at home2714.115.5
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016941.43.8

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.