Golden Plains Shire

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Golden Plains Shire

Resident workers - Key statistics

3,060 people or 30.0% of Golden Plains Shire's resident workers have a tertiary qualification.

The local resident workers include all employed people who are resident in the local area regardless of where they work. In other words, it is the people who live locally and therefore have the potential to work locally and is an important resource for the local economy. Their characteristics inform us about the skills that are available locally, even if they are not currently employed in the local economy.

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Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Local workers key statistics - All industry sectors
Golden Plains Shire2016
Namenumber%. % Victoria
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)10,195100.0100.0
Age structure
15 - 24 years1,28012.613.9
25 - 54 years6,66065.367.3
55 - 64 years1,76517.314.7
65 years and over4914.84.2
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance1,39513.712.5
Retail trade9999.810.2
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers1,86418.313.1
Hours worked
Full time5,98258.761.1
Part time3,98039.037.0
Bachelor or higher degree1,88118.533.3
Advanced diploma or diploma1,17911.611.5
Certificate level3,37533.120.9
No qualifications3,40733.431.5
Individual Income
Less than $5002,20721.618.7
$500 -$1,7496,47663.561.9
$1,750 or more1,28912.617.6
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport1771.712.4
Walked only1701.73.2
Other Characteristics
Born overseas9679.530.8
Speaks a language other than English at home2782.725.3
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016610.66.1

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