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 Colac Otway 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
|Local workers key statistics - All industry sectors|
|Colac Otway Shire||2016|
|Total local workers (Census)||9,386||100.0||100.0|
|15 - 24 years||1,423||15.2||13.9|
|25 - 54 years||5,467||58.2||67.3|
|55 - 64 years||1,799||19.2||14.6|
|65 years and over||698||7.4||4.2|
|Top three industries|
|Health care and social assistance||1,237||13.2||12.5|
|Agriculture, forestry and fishing||1,166||12.4||2.2|
|Top three occupations|
|Bachelor or higher degree||1,521||16.2||33.3|
|Advanced diploma or diploma||992||10.6||11.5|
|Less than $500||2,256||24.0||18.7|
|$1,750 or more||740||7.9||17.5|
|Method of Travel to Work|
|Speaks a language other than English at home||463||4.9||25.3|
|Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016||193||2.1||6.1|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information