Shire of Ashburton

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In the Shire of Ashburton 78.4% of the local workers (All industries) are males and 21.6% are female.

The local workers is made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live. Local workers statistics reveal how the characteristics of the local workers in the Shire of Ashburton vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector local workers 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
Local workers key statistics - All industries
Shire of Ashburton20212016change
Namenumber%. Western Australianumber%. Western Australia2016 to 2021
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)13,727100.0100.023,449100.0100.0-9,722
Age structure
15 - 24 years9316.814.31,1404.914.0-209
25 - 54 years10,25174.764.919,09081.466.9-8,839
55 - 64 years2,19416.015.82,95212.614.9-758
65 years and over3492.55.12711.24.1+78
Top three industries
Accommodation and food services7685.66.59864.26.4-218
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers4,63033.715.49,03838.516.4-4,408
Machinery operators and drivers3,85228.17.84,96221.27.6-1,110
Hours worked
Full time10,45576.260.219,30182.361.9-8,846
Part time2,95421.538.23,66415.636.3-710
Bachelor or higher degree1,87513.731.12,84512.127.4-970
Advanced diploma or diploma1,2939.410.91,9848.510.8-691
Certificate level6,28345.825.311,55349.325.4-5,270
No qualifications3,96128.930.16,51727.833.6-2,556
Individual Income
Less than $5003572.613.5--00--
$500 -$1,9994,13330.162.3--00--
$2,000 or more9,09666.323.3--00--
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport3,14322.97.410,63045.39.4-7,487
Walked only7295.32.21,4156.02.8-686
Other Characteristics
Born overseas4,43732.339.48,56936.538.6-4,132
Speaks a language other than English at home1,60611.719.93,00712.818.3-1,401
Arrived between 2016 and August 20214343.24.9--00--

Shire of Ashburton

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