Canberra Region

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In the Canberra Region 50.9% of the local workers (All industries) are males and 49.1% are female.

The local workers is made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live. Local workers statistics reveal how the characteristics of the local workers in the Canberra Region vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector local workers 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 & 2021 – by place of work

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Local workers key statistics - All industries
Canberra Region20212016change
Namenumber%. NSWnumber%. NSW2016 to 2021
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)111,471100.0100.096,993100.0100.0+14,478
Age structure
15 - 24 years16,86615.113.814,30914.814.0+2,557
25 - 54 years63,26156.865.856,44958.266.6+6,812
55 - 64 years21,76119.515.318,91819.515.0+2,843
65 years and over9,5618.65.17,3197.54.3+2,242
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance15,08013.514.412,29512.712.5+2,785
Retail trade11,17110.09.010,67611.09.7+495
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers16,39214.711.813,91614.312.7+2,476
Hours worked
Full time62,72956.358.056,08757.863.1+6,642
Part time46,63341.840.338,93540.134.9+7,698
Bachelor or higher degree26,77924.038.419,39020.032.6+7,389
Advanced diploma or diploma11,72010.511.010,18010.511.1+1,540
Certificate level32,85129.521.229,05530.022.2+3,796
No qualifications37,29033.527.035,08736.231.1+2,203
Individual Income
Less than $50017,14115.411.5--00--
$500 -$1,99977,49469.564.9--00--
$2,000 or more15,59814.022.7--00--
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport8280.74.09841.016.0-156
Walked only5,1324.62.54,9025.13.9+230
Other Characteristics
Born overseas17,53715.734.113,06813.532.8+4,469
Speaks a language other than English at home9,4868.527.26,3566.626.4+3,130
Arrived between 2016 and August 20213,1112.86.2--00--

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