City of Ballarat

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

22,218 people or 41.8% of the City of Ballarat'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

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Resident workers key statistics - All industries
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Namenumber%. % Victorianumber%. % Victoria2016 to 2021
Resident workers
Total Resident workers (Census)53,104100.0100.044,717100.0100.0+8,387
Age structure
15 - 24 years8,70916.413.87,54416.913.9+1,165
25 - 54 years33,69963.566.728,39863.567.3+5,301
55 - 64 years8,33215.714.77,02615.714.7+1,306
65 years and over2,3724.54.81,7523.94.2+620
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance10,15019.114.17,53216.812.5+2,618
Education and training5,74210.88.84,89010.98.6+852
Retail trade5,38210.19.45,06811.310.2+314
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers7,32813.812.66,43914.413.1+889
Community and personal service workers7,30013.711.05,61412.610.6+1,686
Hours worked
Full time29,70555.959.225,47457.061.1+4,231
Part time22,68542.739.118,45741.337.0+4,228
Bachelor or higher degree16,44031.039.011,98526.833.3+4,455
Advanced diploma or diploma5,77810.911.54,74410.611.5+1,034
Certificate level13,54425.519.511,63626.020.9+1,908
No qualifications16,40530.927.815,24534.131.5+1,160
Individual Income
Less than $5007,50714.113.3--------
$500 -$1,99937,24970.166.1--------
$2,000 or more7,90714.919.6--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport6711.34.41,4073.112.4-736
Walked only1,2612.42.31,3203.03.2-59
Other Characteristics
Born overseas6,84712.933.94,4269.930.8+2,421
Speaks a language other than English at home4,2458.027.82,4315.425.3+1,814
Arrived between 2016 and August 20211,4722.86.6--------

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