City of Ballarat

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In the City of Ballarat 47.7% of the local workers (All industries) are males and 52.3% 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 City of Ballarat 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

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Local workers key statistics - All industries
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Namenumber%. Victorianumber%. Victoria2016 to 2021
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)53,983100.0100.045,794100.0100.0+8,189
Age structure
15 - 24 years9,04416.813.87,72916.913.9+1,315
25 - 54 years33,65462.366.728,78562.967.3+4,869
55 - 64 years8,87816.414.77,51416.414.6+1,364
65 years and over2,4104.54.81,7663.94.2+644
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance11,34621.014.18,57818.712.5+2,768
Retail trade5,84110.89.45,50712.010.2+334
Education and training5,83310.88.85,06711.18.7+766
Top three occupations
Community and personal service workers7,53514.011.05,80512.710.6+1,730
Technicians and trades workers7,20113.312.66,22113.613.1+980
Hours worked
Full time29,52354.759.225,58555.961.0+3,938
Part time23,67543.939.119,36242.337.0+4,313
Bachelor or higher degree16,01229.739.012,06526.333.3+3,947
Advanced diploma or diploma6,03311.211.55,08511.111.5+948
Certificate level13,86625.719.511,67425.520.8+2,192
No qualifications17,06131.627.815,75934.431.6+1,302
Individual Income
Less than $5007,91114.713.3--00--
$500 -$1,99938,37571.166.1--00--
$2,000 or more7,22813.419.5--00--
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport4920.94.46681.512.4-176
Walked only1,2372.32.31,2802.83.2-43
Other Characteristics
Born overseas6,94412.933.94,64610.130.8+2,298
Speaks a language other than English at home4,2797.927.82,5225.525.3+1,757
Arrived between 2016 and August 20211,3932.66.5--00--

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