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Shire of Ashburton

Resident workers - Key statistics

1,867 people or 22.5% of the Shire of Ashburton's resident workers have a tertiary qualification.

The local labour force includes 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers key statistics - All industry sectors
Shire of Ashburton20162011Change
NameNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)8,302100.0100.06,045100.0100.0+2,257
Males6,50578.453.54,28870.954.7+2,217
Females1,80121.746.51,75329.045.3+48
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years4695.614.167811.216.2-209
25 - 54 years6,71480.966.84,73478.366.2+1,980
55 - 64 years1,00512.114.95749.514.4+431
65 years and over1141.44.2550.93.2+59
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance1361.611.21622.610.1-26
Education and training2262.68.32233.67.8+3
Manufacturing1061.25.3801.38.1+26
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers2,83134.116.21,69928.116.7+1,132
Machinery operators and drivers1,74221.07.51,55025.67.6+192
Labourers1,34916.29.763710.59.7+712
Hours worked--------------
Full time6,82182.261.84,80879.563.7+2,013
Part time1,33716.136.51,10818.334.2+229
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree1,16514.027.572111.923.3+444
Advanced diploma or diploma7028.510.84507.49.8+252
Certificate level3,70844.725.12,36539.124.0+1,343
No qualifications2,54730.733.72,29137.938.9+256
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5003083.716.9--------
$500 -$1,7491,76721.357.2--------
$1,750 or more6,11773.724.5--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car2,03124.568.22,17736.066.2-146
Public Transport4,07649.19.21,69328.09.4+2,383
Bicycle660.81.0651.11.1+1
Walked only6167.42.880513.33.3-189
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas3,12537.638.81,68127.835.7+1,444
Speaks a language other than English at home1,16614.018.44818.014.5+685
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20168039.78.2--------

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

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