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Local workers - Key statistics

In Baw Baw Shire 47.6% of the local workers are males and 52.4% of the local workers 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 Baw Baw 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.

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. Baw Baw 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 Baw Baw Shire subscribe to the FULL version of

Local workers key statistics - All industry sectors
Baw Baw Shire2016
NameNumber%Victoria %
Local workers------
Total local workers (Census)15,787100.0100.0
Age structure------
15 - 24 years2,55816.213.9
25 - 54 years9,22058.467.3
55 - 64 years2,91318.514.6
65 years and over1,0976.94.2
Top three industries------
Health care and social assistance2,06013.012.5
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1,99512.62.2
Education and training1,76611.28.7
Top three occupations------
Hours worked------
Full time8,43653.461.0
Part time6,99844.337.0
Bachelor or higher degree3,19820.333.3
Advanced diploma or diploma1,68610.711.5
Certificate level4,60329.220.8
No qualifications5,81736.831.6
Individual Income------
Less than $5004,09325.918.7
$500 -$1,7499,78662.062.0
$1,750 or more1,5369.717.5
Method of Travel to Work------
Public Transport1881.212.4
Walked only5743.63.2
Other Characteristics------
Born overseas1,81211.530.8
Speaks a language other than English at home8685.525.3
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20162031.36.1

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.