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Resident workers - Key statistics

16,729 people or 37.4% of the City of Ballarat'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
City of Ballarat20162011Change
NameNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)44,717100.0100.042,290100.0100.0+2,427
Males22,68850.752.621,82351.653.4+865
Females22,02549.347.420,46648.446.6+1,559
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years7,54416.913.97,84118.514.9-297
25 - 54 years28,39863.567.327,24164.467.8+1,157
55 - 64 years7,02615.714.76,09114.414.0+935
65 years and over1,7523.94.21,1242.73.2+628
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance7,53216.311.96,45015.011.3+1,082
Retail trade5,06811.09.85,35912.510.6-291
Education and training4,89010.68.24,1509.67.8+740
Top three occupations--------------
Professionals9,73521.823.38,84520.922.3+890
Technicians and trades workers6,43914.413.16,45015.313.9-11
Clerical and administrative workers5,62012.613.35,67713.414.4-57
Hours worked--------------
Full time25,47457.061.125,10759.462.6+367
Part time18,45741.337.016,38238.735.2+2,075
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree11,98526.833.39,74123.028.6+2,244
Advanced diploma or diploma4,74410.611.53,8809.210.4+864
Certificate level11,63626.020.910,37024.520.6+1,266
No qualifications15,24534.131.516,71139.536.4-1,466
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--------------
Car33,52775.065.931,12573.666.0+2,402
Public Transport1,4073.112.41,3113.111.0+96
Bicycle3050.71.23860.91.2-81
Walked only1,3203.03.21,4103.33.3-90
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas4,4269.930.83,6438.628.0+783
Speaks a language other than English at home2,4315.425.31,6243.821.8+807
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20167881.86.1--------

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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