Shire of Ashburton

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

954 people or 24.9% of the Shire of Ashburton's resident workers (All industries) have a tertiary qualification.

The local resident workers include all employed people who are resident in the local area regardless of where they work. In other words, it is the people who live locally and therefore have the potential to work locally and is an important resource for the local economy. Their characteristics inform us about the skills that are available locally, even if they are not currently employed in the local economy.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
Resident workers key statistics - All industries
Shire of Ashburton20212016change
Namenumber%. % Western Australianumber%. % Western Australia2016 to 2021
Resident workers
Total Resident workers (Census)3,828100.0100.08,302100.0100.0-4,474
Age structure
15 - 24 years3408.914.34695.614.1-129
25 - 54 years2,85974.764.96,71480.966.8-3,855
55 - 64 years52713.815.71,00512.114.9-478
65 years and over962.55.11141.44.2-18
Top three industries
Education and training2546.68.82262.78.7+28
Top three occupations
Machinery operators and drivers1,02226.77.71,74221.07.5-720
Technicians and trades workers96125.115.32,83134.116.2-1,870
Hours worked
Full time2,79373.060.26,82182.261.8-4,028
Part time93124.338.21,33716.136.5-406
Bachelor or higher degree59715.631.21,16514.027.5-568
Advanced diploma or diploma3579.310.97028.510.8-345
Certificate level1,52739.925.23,70844.725.1-2,181
No qualifications1,25532.830.22,54730.733.7-1,292
Individual Income
Less than $5002456.413.5--------
$500 -$1,9991,51839.762.4--------
$2,000 or more2,01852.723.1--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport93224.37.44,07649.19.2-3,144
Walked only2677.02.26167.42.8-349
Other Characteristics
Born overseas1,14029.839.53,12537.638.8-1,985
Speaks a language other than English at home47612.420.01,16614.018.4-690
Arrived between 2016 and August 20211483.94.9--------

Shire of Ashburton

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