2,415 people or 25.3% of Colac Otway 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.
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Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Local workers key statistics - All industry sectors|
|Colac Otway Shire||2016|
|Total local workers (Census)||9,544||100.0||100.0|
|15 - 24 years||1,366||14.3||13.9|
|25 - 54 years||5,522||57.9||67.3|
|55 - 64 years||1,920||20.1||14.7|
|65 years and over||733||7.7||4.2|
|Top three industries|
|Health care and social assistance||1,209||12.7||12.5|
|Agriculture, forestry and fishing||1,191||12.5||2.2|
|Top three occupations|
|Technicians and trades workers||1,309||13.7||13.1|
|Bachelor or higher degree||1,427||15.0||33.3|
|Advanced diploma or diploma||988||10.4||11.5|
|Less than $500||2,316||24.3||18.7|
|$1,750 or more||785||8.2||17.6|
|Method of Travel to Work|
|Speaks a language other than English at home||440||4.6||25.3|
|Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016||180||1.9||6.1|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information