City of Greater Geelong

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In the City of Greater Geelong 47.7% of the local workers (All industries) are males and 52.3% 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 City of Greater Geelong 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
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Namenumber%. Victorianumber%. Victoria2016 to 2021
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)117,909100.0100.095,058100.0100.0+22,851
Age structure
15 - 24 years18,93916.113.815,19616.013.9+3,743
25 - 54 years75,35963.966.760,88364.067.3+14,476
55 - 64 years18,20115.414.715,33516.114.6+2,866
65 years and over5,4084.64.83,6403.84.2+1,768
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance22,81819.414.116,42817.312.5+6,390
Retail trade13,73011.69.412,85113.510.2+879
Education and training12,40410.58.810,30410.88.7+2,100
Top three occupations
Community and personal service workers16,24413.811.012,30212.910.6+3,942
Technicians and trades workers16,05213.612.612,80813.513.1+3,244
Hours worked
Full time63,70954.059.252,83455.661.0+10,875
Part time52,45844.539.140,55742.737.0+11,901
Bachelor or higher degree38,62732.839.026,51327.933.3+12,114
Advanced diploma or diploma14,31912.111.511,42012.011.5+2,899
Certificate level28,26524.019.523,49524.720.8+4,770
No qualifications34,39229.227.831,14832.831.6+3,244
Individual Income
Less than $50017,84915.113.3--00--
$500 -$1,99980,45968.266.1--00--
$2,000 or more18,46815.719.5--00--
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport1,8561.64.42,5062.612.4-650
Walked only2,3772.02.32,5132.63.2-136
Other Characteristics
Born overseas22,93719.533.915,48616.330.8+7,451
Speaks a language other than English at home15,66113.327.89,79710.325.3+5,864
Arrived between 2016 and August 20214,5873.96.5--00--

City of Greater Geelong

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