Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area 47.9% of the local workers (All industries) are males and 52.1% 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 Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area 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 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, Port Macquarie-Hastings 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.
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Local workers key statistics - All industries
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area20162011change
Namenumber%. New South Walesnumber%. New South Wales2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)27,511100.0100.025,736100.0100.0+1,775
Age structure
15 - 24 years3,69713.414.03,61014.014.5+87
25 - 54 years16,93661.666.616,57264.467.7+364
55 - 64 years5,42519.715.04,49117.514.4+934
65 years and over1,4525.34.31,0634.13.5+389
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance5,06218.412.54,37617.011.6+686
Retail trade3,39212.39.73,66714.210.4-275
Accommodation and food services2,6909.87.12,4699.66.7+221
Top three occupations
Clerical and administrative workers3,86414.013.84,00415.615.0-140
Technicians and trades workers3,72513.512.73,49113.613.2+234
Hours worked
Full time15,28955.663.114,31755.662.9+972
Part time11,68042.534.910,93042.533.1+750
Bachelor or higher degree5,66820.632.64,43617.227.9+1,232
Advanced diploma or diploma3,24311.811.12,66310.310.5+580
Certificate level8,75431.822.27,84830.522.2+906
No qualifications8,98132.631.19,54437.134.9-563
Individual Income
Less than $5005,79021.017.2--00--
$500 -$1,74917,83964.860.8--00--
$1,750 or more3,39512.320.5--00--
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport1460.516.01680.713.8-22
Walked only8733.23.99643.74.1-91
Other Characteristics
Born overseas3,30512.032.82,92211.430.1+383
Speaks a language other than English at home1,1014.026.47873.122.8+314
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20163721.46.0--00--

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