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Shire of Ashburton

Local workers - Key statistics

In the Shire of Ashburton 84.6% of the local workers are males and 15.4% 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 Shire of Ashburton 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

Workforce key statistics - All industry sectors
Shire of Ashburton2016
NameNumber%Western Australia %
Local workers------
Total local workers (Census)23,449100.0100.0
Males19,84784.653.8
Females3,60215.446.2
Age structure------
15 - 24 years1,1404.914.0
25 - 54 years19,09081.466.9
55 - 64 years2,95212.614.9
65 years and over2711.24.1
Top three industries------
Mining9,12037.212.5
Construction7,05528.79.5
Mining9,12037.212.5
Top three occupations------
Technicians and trades workers9,03838.516.4
Machinery operators and drivers4,96221.27.6
Labourers3,82716.39.8
Hours worked------
Full time19,30182.361.9
Part time3,66415.636.3
Qualifications------
Bachelor or higher degree2,84512.127.4
Advanced diploma or diploma1,9848.510.8
Certificate level11,55349.325.4
No qualifications6,51727.833.6
Individual Income------
Less than $5005262.216.8
$500 -$1,7494,35418.656.9
$1,750 or more18,18777.624.9
Method of Travel to Work------
Car3,70315.867.8
Public Transport10,63045.39.4
Bicycle1000.41.0
Walked only1,4156.02.8
Other Characteristics------
Born overseas8,56936.538.6
Speaks a language other than English at home3,00712.818.3
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20161,6947.28.2

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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