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Light Regional Council

Resident workers - Key statistics

1,852 people or 25.3% of Light Regional Council's resident workers have a tertiary qualification.

The local resident workers include all employed people who are resident in the local area regardless of where they work. In other words, it is the people who live locally and therefore have the potential to work locally and is an important resource for the local economy. Their characteristics inform us about the skills that are available locally, even if they are not currently employed in the local economy.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers key statistics - All industry sectors
Light Regional Council20162011Change
NameNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)7,309100.0100.06,907100.0100.0+402
Males3,85052.751.93,73354.052.9+117
Females3,45647.348.13,17245.947.1+284
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years1,01313.914.193113.515.4+82
25 - 54 years4,61563.164.54,68367.865.7-68
55 - 64 years1,31918.016.81,00814.615.6+311
65 years and over3594.94.62804.13.3+79
Top three industries--------------
Manufacturing1,02213.67.71,17516.710.3-153
Health care and social assistance83311.114.374810.713.4+85
Retail trade6718.910.36769.611.0-5
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers1,12615.413.41,11116.114.1+15
Managers1,11815.312.61,14716.612.6-29
Labourers1,01313.911.193213.511.1+81
Hours worked--------------
Full time4,36359.758.34,19360.760.2+170
Part time2,82938.740.12,59537.637.9+234
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree1,07914.825.988812.922.1+191
Advanced diploma or diploma77310.610.66509.49.4+123
Certificate level2,32731.825.11,94928.223.6+378
No qualifications2,90739.835.73,17446.041.0-267
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5001,49320.419.3--------
$500 -$1,7494,73264.764.6--------
$1,750 or more98113.414.7--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car5,41174.070.54,93571.469.1+476
Public Transport1462.07.01301.96.7+16
Bicycle110.21.0190.31.0-8
Walked only2042.82.82012.93.2+3
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas94112.923.21,04315.122.0-102
Speaks a language other than English at home1552.115.41512.213.1+4
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016350.53.8--------

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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