Cowra Shire

Local workers - Key statistics

In Cowra Shire 52.1% of the local workers are males and 48.0% 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 Cowra 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Current benchmark:
Local workers key statistics - All industry sectors
Cowra Shire2016
Namenumber%. New South Wales
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)4,565100.0100.0
Age structure
15 - 24 years71515.714.0
25 - 54 years2,58356.666.6
55 - 64 years87319.115.0
65 years and over3938.64.3
Top three industries
Agriculture, forestry and fishing78716.12.0
Health care and social assistance61312.511.4
Retail trade4859.98.9
Top three occupations
Hours worked
Full time2,75360.363.1
Part time1,71337.534.9
Bachelor or higher degree65414.332.6
Advanced diploma or diploma4088.911.1
Certificate level1,49832.822.2
No qualifications1,83440.231.1
Individual Income
Less than $500--00
$500 -$1,999--00
$2,000 or more--00
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport70.216.0
Walked only2345.13.9
Other Characteristics
Born overseas2665.832.8
Speaks a language other than English at home1062.326.4
Arrived between 2016 and August 2021--00

Cowra Shire

economic profile