City of Merri-bek

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In the City of Merri-bek 48.9% of the local workers (All industries) are males and 51.1% 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 City of Merri-bek 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
City of Merri-bek20212016change
Namenumber%. Victorianumber%. Victoria2016 to 2021
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)44,261100.0100.038,803100.0100.0+5,458
Age structure
15 - 24 years6,25014.113.85,07513.113.9+1,175
25 - 54 years29,91367.666.726,73568.967.3+3,178
55 - 64 years6,21714.014.75,47514.114.6+742
65 years and over1,8994.34.81,5223.94.2+377
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance7,37416.714.16,42216.512.5+952
Education and training5,15711.78.84,25311.08.7+904
Retail trade4,70810.69.44,39311.310.2+315
Top three occupations
Community and personal service workers7,05115.911.05,86015.110.6+1,191
Technicians and trades workers5,87713.312.65,47514.113.1+402
Hours worked
Full time22,59451.059.221,33655.061.0+1,258
Part time20,91347.239.116,56442.737.0+4,349
Bachelor or higher degree18,07040.839.013,13933.933.3+4,931
Advanced diploma or diploma5,59912.711.54,82512.411.5+774
Certificate level7,43916.819.57,39519.120.8+44
No qualifications12,10127.327.812,27631.631.6-175
Individual Income
Less than $5007,19216.213.3--00--
$500 -$1,99930,77769.566.1--00--
$2,000 or more5,80413.119.5--00--
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport2,3165.24.43,0878.012.4-771
Walked only1,5403.52.31,5233.93.2+17
Other Characteristics
Born overseas16,59137.533.914,57237.630.8+2,019
Speaks a language other than English at home16,57737.527.815,83640.825.3+741
Arrived between 2016 and August 20213,4677.86.5--00--

City of Merri-bek

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