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Parkes Shire

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In Parkes Shire 52.1% of the local workers are males and 47.9% 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 Parkes Shire 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, Parkes Shire 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
Parkes Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)5,610100.0100.05,950100.0100.0-340
Males2,92552.152.63,16353.253.3-238
Females2,68647.947.42,79146.946.7-105
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years83814.914.091215.314.5-74
25 - 54 years3,35359.866.63,77363.467.7-420
55 - 64 years1,03218.415.092915.614.4+103
65 years and over3886.94.33415.73.5+47
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance70812.612.567611.311.6+32
Agriculture, forestry and fishing67812.12.270711.92.2-29
Retail trade59410.69.772012.110.4-126
Top three occupations--------------
Managers1,01618.113.51,10018.513.3-84
Professionals87715.623.686514.522.7+12
Technicians and trades workers75813.512.783314.013.2-75
Hours worked--------------
Full time3,48962.263.13,80063.962.9-311
Part time1,99035.534.92,01633.933.1-26
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree93516.732.680313.527.9+132
Advanced diploma or diploma5059.011.14427.410.5+63
Certificate level1,91034.022.21,86431.322.2+46
No qualifications2,06236.831.12,54242.734.9-480
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5001,17520.917.2--------
$500 -$1,7493,49162.260.8--------
$1,750 or more84215.020.5--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car3,98271.061.93,99567.162.5-13
Public Transport150.316.0480.813.8-33
Bicycle170.30.7270.50.7-10
Walked only3335.93.93676.24.1-34
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas3967.132.83676.230.1+29
Speaks a language other than English at home2234.026.41532.622.8+70
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016741.36.0--------

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

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