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Bega Valley Shire

Resident workers - Key statistics

3,822 people or 29.1% of Bega Valley Shire's resident workers have a tertiary qualification.

The local resident workers include 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
Bega Valley Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)13,153100.0100.013,041100.0100.0+112
Males6,68750.852.66,75751.853.4-70
Females6,46549.247.46,28148.246.6+184
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years1,61712.314.01,63112.514.5-14
25 - 54 years7,38656.266.67,96361.167.7-577
55 - 64 years3,21624.515.02,80121.514.4+415
65 years and over9347.14.36454.93.4+289
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance1,89513.911.91,70812.811.3+187
Retail trade1,52411.29.21,60212.010.1-78
Accommodation and food services1,41210.46.81,45310.96.5-41
Top three occupations--------------
Professionals2,10916.023.62,08516.022.7+24
Technicians and trades workers2,01815.312.71,96615.113.2+52
Labourers1,81613.88.81,81013.98.7+6
Hours worked--------------
Full time6,96152.963.17,00153.764.0-40
Part time5,92845.134.95,77544.333.8+153
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree2,52519.232.62,21217.027.9+313
Advanced diploma or diploma1,2979.911.21,1238.610.5+174
Certificate level4,18931.822.23,86929.722.2+320
No qualifications4,66135.431.15,21640.034.8-555
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5003,17324.117.1--------
$500 -$1,7498,48764.560.7--------
$1,750 or more1,2759.720.6--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car9,09869.262.18,77267.362.6+326
Public Transport870.715.91080.813.7-21
Bicycle570.40.7580.40.7-1
Walked only6384.93.97375.74.1-99
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas1,44211.032.71,42110.930.0+21
Speaks a language other than English at home4323.326.23422.622.6+90
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20161070.86.0--------

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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