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Colac Otway Shire

Resident workers - Key statistics

2,415 people or 25.3% of Colac Otway Shire's resident workers have a tertiary qualification.

The local labour force includes 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
Colac Otway Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)9,544100.0100.09,477100.0100.0+67
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years1,36614.313.91,48715.714.9-121
25 - 54 years5,52257.967.35,69060.067.8-168
55 - 64 years1,92020.114.71,77518.714.0+145
65 years and over7337.74.25315.63.2+202
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance1,20912.712.51,19512.611.6+14
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1,19112.52.21,13912.02.3+52
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers1,30913.713.11,30013.713.9+9
Hours worked--------------
Full time5,26255.161.15,43957.462.6-177
Part time4,07442.737.03,76639.735.2+308
Bachelor or higher degree1,42715.033.31,22712.928.6+200
Advanced diploma or diploma98810.411.58138.610.4+175
Certificate level2,90530.420.92,66128.120.6+244
No qualifications3,81840.031.54,31745.636.4-499
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5002,31624.318.7--------
$500 -$1,7496,24365.461.9--------
$1,750 or more7858.217.6--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport670.712.4570.611.0+10
Walked only5445.73.26096.43.3-65
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas8979.430.87568.028.0+141
Speaks a language other than English at home4404.625.32642.821.8+176
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20161801.96.1--------

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