City of Ballarat

Local workers - Key statistics

In the City of Ballarat 48.0% of the local workers are males and 52.0% 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 City of Ballarat 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. the City of Ballarat currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that the City of Ballarat subscribe to the FULL version of
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Local workers key statistics - All industry sectors
City of Ballarat2016
Namenumber%. Victoria
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)45,794100.0100.0
Age structure
15 - 24 years7,72916.913.9
25 - 54 years28,78562.967.3
55 - 64 years7,51416.414.6
65 years and over1,7663.94.2
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance8,57818.712.5
Retail trade5,50712.010.2
Education and training5,06711.18.7
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers6,22113.613.1
Clerical and administrative workers6,19513.513.3
Hours worked
Full time25,58555.961.0
Part time19,36242.337.0
Bachelor or higher degree12,06526.333.3
Advanced diploma or diploma5,08511.111.5
Certificate level11,67425.520.8
No qualifications15,75934.431.6
Individual Income
Less than $5009,65921.118.7
$500 -$1,74929,90165.362.0
$1,750 or more5,51012.017.5
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport6681.512.4
Walked only1,2802.83.2
Other Characteristics
Born overseas4,64610.130.8
Speaks a language other than English at home2,5225.525.3
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20167401.66.1

City of Ballarat

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