Bass Coast Shire

Local workers - Key statistics

In Bass Coast Shire 46.9% of the local workers are males and 53.1% 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 Bass Coast Shire 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. Bass Coast Shire 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 Bass Coast Shire subscribe to the FULL version of
Current benchmark:
Local workers key statistics - All industry sectors
Bass Coast Shire2016
Namenumber%. Victoria
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)10,260100.0100.0
Age structure
15 - 24 years1,37013.413.9
25 - 54 years6,01858.767.3
55 - 64 years2,11920.714.6
65 years and over7477.34.2
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance1,44214.112.5
Retail trade1,44114.110.2
Accommodation and food services1,22512.06.6
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers1,50414.713.1
Hours worked
Full time4,86547.461.0
Part time5,18550.537.0
Bachelor or higher degree1,96419.133.3
Advanced diploma or diploma1,16511.411.5
Certificate level2,90628.320.8
No qualifications3,81137.131.6
Individual Income
Less than $5002,78327.118.7
$500 -$1,7496,38862.362.0
$1,750 or more8618.417.5
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport540.512.4
Walked only4634.53.2
Other Characteristics
Born overseas1,46314.330.8
Speaks a language other than English at home6506.325.3
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20161651.66.1

Bass Coast Shire

economic profile