City of Greater BendigoEconomic profile lite
Skip to content

City of Greater Bendigo

Local workers - Key statistics

In the City of Greater Bendigo 48.9% of the local workers are males and 51.1% 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 the City of Greater Bendigo 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. The City of Greater Bendigo 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 Greater Bendigo subscribe to the FULL version of

Local workers key statistics - All industry sectors
City of Greater Bendigo2016
NameNumber%Victoria %
Local workers------
Total local workers (Census)45,051100.0100.0
Age structure------
15 - 24 years7,50816.713.9
25 - 54 years28,10562.467.3
55 - 64 years7,60916.914.6
65 years and over1,8324.14.2
Top three industries------
Health care and social assistance8,07917.912.5
Retail trade5,44612.110.2
Education and training4,1419.28.7
Top three occupations------
Technicians and trades workers6,05813.413.1
Clerical and administrative workers5,97413.313.3
Hours worked------
Full time25,30256.261.0
Part time18,99142.237.0
Bachelor or higher degree11,15224.833.3
Advanced diploma or diploma4,65710.311.5
Certificate level12,32027.320.8
No qualifications15,67334.831.6
Individual Income------
Less than $5009,26920.618.7
$500 -$1,74929,70365.962.0
$1,750 or more5,35611.917.5
Method of Travel to Work------
Public Transport6921.512.4
Walked only1,4633.23.2
Other Characteristics------
Born overseas4,1039.130.8
Speaks a language other than English at home2,2675.025.3
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20167271.66.1

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