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Inner West Council area

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In the Inner West Council area 52.2% of the local workers are males and 47.8% are female.

The local workers are 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 Inner West Council vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector local worker requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

NOTE: All tables in the local 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 2011 (experimental imputed) & 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. To provide this detail, Inner West Council area in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers key statistics - All industries
Inner West Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)62,402100.0100.056,969100.0100.0+5,433
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years7,95512.714.07,12812.514.5+827
25 - 54 years42,53968.266.639,28269.067.7+3,257
55 - 64 years9,00014.415.08,32414.614.4+676
65 years and over2,8964.64.32,2323.93.5+664
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance8,21013.212.57,41413.011.6+796
Retail trade7,08311.39.77,09112.410.4-8
Education and training5,4588.78.34,6338.17.9+825
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers8,06612.912.77,36312.913.2+703
Hours worked--------------
Full time38,11861.163.135,86162.962.9+2,257
Part time23,07637.034.919,75434.733.1+3,322
Bachelor or higher degree23,98038.432.618,89933.227.9+5,081
Advanced diploma or diploma7,86212.611.17,10712.510.5+755
Certificate level10,74317.222.29,98817.522.2+755
No qualifications17,97528.831.118,27132.134.9-296
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50011,24418.017.2--------
$500 -$1,74939,29863.060.8--------
$1,750 or more11,04017.720.5--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport11,45618.416.08,78915.413.8+2,667
Walked only3,8116.13.93,4756.14.1+336
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas28,16945.132.824,67843.330.1+3,491
Speaks a language other than English at home25,43340.826.422,27139.122.8+3,162
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20165,7209.26.0--------

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).