City of Ballarat

Resident workers - Key statistics

16,729 people or 37.4% of the City of Ballarat's resident workers 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
Local workers key statistics - All industry sectors
City of Ballarat2016
Namenumber%. % Victoria
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)44,717100.0100.0
Age structure
15 - 24 years7,54416.913.9
25 - 54 years28,39863.567.3
55 - 64 years7,02615.714.7
65 years and over1,7523.94.2
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance7,53216.812.5
Retail trade5,06811.310.2
Education and training4,89010.98.6
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers6,43914.413.1
Clerical and administrative workers5,62012.613.3
Hours worked
Full time25,47457.061.1
Part time18,45741.337.0
Bachelor or higher degree11,98526.833.3
Advanced diploma or diploma4,74410.611.5
Certificate level11,63626.020.9
No qualifications15,24534.131.5
Individual Income
Less than $5009,33420.918.7
$500 -$1,74928,83964.561.9
$1,750 or more5,83213.017.6
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport1,4073.112.4
Walked only1,3203.03.2
Other Characteristics
Born overseas4,4269.930.8
Speaks a language other than English at home2,4315.425.3
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20167881.86.1

City of Ballarat

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