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Noosa Shire Council area

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In Noosa Shire Council area 45.8% of the local workers are males and 54.2% 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 RDA Sunshine Coast 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, Noosa Shire 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
Noosa Shire Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)20,130100.0100.019,783100.0100.0+347
Males9,21245.851.89,17846.453.0+34
Females10,91654.248.210,61253.647.0+304
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years2,93814.615.62,86014.516.5+78
25 - 54 years12,17260.565.612,59363.766.4-421
55 - 64 years3,85519.214.83,52917.814.0+326
65 years and over1,1645.84.07994.03.1+365
Top three industries--------------
Accommodation and food services3,05014.57.12,74313.56.8+307
Retail trade2,89113.79.53,22715.910.4-336
Health care and social assistance2,66212.612.52,43612.011.6+226
Top three occupations--------------
Professionals3,46017.219.93,47117.518.9-11
Technicians and trades workers2,93814.614.22,81414.214.9+124
Community and personal service workers2,80513.911.42,48912.610.0+316
Hours worked--------------
Full time10,17450.562.310,12051.263.0+54
Part time9,62147.835.99,29047.033.3+331
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree4,28721.325.13,73218.921.5+555
Advanced diploma or diploma2,55512.710.92,26411.49.3+291
Certificate level5,57427.726.35,04025.524.7+534
No qualifications7,11835.435.07,85839.740.6-740
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5004,82524.017.7--------
$500 -$1,74913,06464.964.0--------
$1,750 or more1,9239.616.7--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car14,06469.969.613,40867.867.5+656
Public Transport3371.76.92291.27.5+108
Bicycle1820.91.02211.11.1-39
Walked only5752.93.36463.33.7-71
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas4,97124.725.74,67923.723.7+292
Speaks a language other than English at home1,3016.512.38834.59.6+418
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20167053.54.7--------

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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