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Shire of Dandaragan

Local workers - Key statistics

In Shire of Dandaragan 56.5% of the local workers are males and 43.6% of the local workers 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 Shire of Dandaragan 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

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. Shire of Dandaragan currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that Shire of Dandaragan subscribe to the FULL version of

Local workers key statistics - All industry sectors
Shire of Dandaragan2016
NameNumber%Western Australia %
Local workers------
Total local workers (Census)1,428100.0100.0
Age structure------
15 - 24 years14910.414.0
25 - 54 years86560.666.9
55 - 64 years27319.114.9
65 years and over1389.74.1
Top three industries------
Agriculture, forestry and fishing43429.82.4
Accommodation and food services1188.16.1
Top three occupations------
Technicians and trades workers20414.316.4
Hours worked------
Full time89062.361.9
Part time50235.236.3
Bachelor or higher degree20314.227.4
Advanced diploma or diploma1319.210.8
Certificate level41829.325.4
No qualifications62844.033.6
Individual Income------
Less than $50028520.016.8
$500 -$1,74985459.856.9
$1,750 or more27018.924.9
Method of Travel to Work------
Public Transport130.99.4
Walked only1198.32.8
Other Characteristics------
Born overseas28820.238.6
Speaks a language other than English at home1148.018.3
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016644.58.2

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