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Light Regional Council

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In Light Regional Council 58.4% of the local workers are males and 41.7% 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 RDA BGLAP Region 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, Light Regional Council 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
Light Regional Council20162011Change
NameNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)4,840100.0100.04,004100.0100.0+836
Males2,82858.451.82,33458.352.9+494
Females2,01741.748.21,66941.747.1+348
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years56311.614.150212.515.4+61
25 - 54 years3,05863.264.52,56063.965.8+498
55 - 64 years89018.416.869717.415.6+193
65 years and over3377.04.62496.23.3+88
Top three industries--------------
Manufacturing98119.57.881820.110.4+163
Agriculture, forestry and fishing80616.03.972017.73.8+86
Education and training58111.58.445911.37.8+122
Top three occupations--------------
Managers91518.912.686021.512.6+55
Labourers82517.011.164716.211.1+178
Technicians and trades workers70614.613.460515.114.1+101
Hours worked--------------
Full time3,05263.158.22,49462.359.2+558
Part time1,70735.340.11,41735.437.1+290
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree92019.025.966116.522.1+259
Advanced diploma or diploma4268.810.63478.79.4+79
Certificate level1,44929.925.11,00825.223.6+441
No qualifications1,89139.135.81,85046.241.0+41
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50087718.119.4--------
$500 -$1,7493,24767.164.7--------
$1,750 or more62412.914.5--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car3,51272.670.72,78069.469.2+732
Public Transport180.46.9190.56.7-1
Bicycle120.21.0130.31.0-1
Walked only1883.92.71764.43.2+12
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas65813.623.252413.122.0+134
Speaks a language other than English at home2435.015.51162.913.1+127
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016811.73.8--------

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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