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Northern Beaches Council area

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In the Northern Beaches Council area 49.8% of the local workers are males and 50.2% 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 Northern Beaches 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, Northern Beaches 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
Northern Beaches Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)88,232100.0100.081,888100.0100.0+6,344
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years13,52115.314.012,34015.114.5+1,181
25 - 54 years55,96263.466.653,30165.167.7+2,661
55 - 64 years13,52215.315.012,22614.914.4+1,296
65 years and over5,2195.94.34,0224.93.5+1,197
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance11,45813.012.59,72711.911.6+1,731
Retail trade11,14012.69.711,17213.610.4-32
Professional, scientific and technical services8,4669.68.17,8979.67.9+569
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers11,77013.312.711,10613.613.2+664
Hours worked--------------
Full time50,04356.763.147,38257.962.9+2,661
Part time36,75941.734.932,92340.233.1+3,836
Bachelor or higher degree29,72333.732.623,85129.127.9+5,872
Advanced diploma or diploma11,82913.411.111,08813.510.5+741
Certificate level18,00920.422.216,86820.622.2+1,141
No qualifications26,05529.531.126,21032.034.9-155
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50017,34719.717.2--------
$500 -$1,74953,28560.460.8--------
$1,750 or more16,22118.420.5--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport7,0698.016.05,9557.313.8+1,114
Walked only4,0954.63.93,8674.74.1+228
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas32,86837.332.828,39434.730.1+4,474
Speaks a language other than English at home19,14421.726.415,16318.522.8+3,981
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20166,3107.26.0--------

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