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City of Whyalla

Resident workers - Key statistics

1,944 people or 23.4% of City of Whyalla'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
City of Whyalla20162011Change
NameNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)8,299100.0100.09,158100.0100.0-859
Males4,43053.451.95,11355.852.9-683
Females3,87046.648.14,04344.147.1-173
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years1,16014.014.11,52216.615.4-362
25 - 54 years5,62567.864.56,27768.565.7-652
55 - 64 years1,29715.616.81,18012.915.6+117
65 years and over2252.74.61741.93.3+51
Top three industries--------------
Manufacturing1,30915.88.02,04022.210.5-731
Health care and social assistance1,17614.214.81,15212.613.6+24
Retail trade83910.110.71,01611.111.2-177
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers1,49118.013.41,76319.314.1-272
Machinery operators and drivers1,23814.96.11,35214.86.4-114
Professionals1,22114.720.31,33014.519.6-109
Hours worked--------------
Full time4,97760.058.35,75062.860.2-773
Part time3,16438.140.13,18634.837.9-22
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree1,26515.225.91,23613.522.1+29
Advanced diploma or diploma6798.210.65696.29.4+110
Certificate level2,86534.525.12,96132.323.6-96
No qualifications3,28239.535.74,00043.741.0-718
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5001,62319.619.3--------
$500 -$1,7494,86358.664.6--------
$1,750 or more1,68120.314.7--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car6,11173.670.56,65772.769.1-546
Public Transport3093.77.02412.66.7+68
Bicycle821.01.01161.31.0-34
Walked only3053.72.83243.53.2-19
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas1,51918.323.21,91520.922.0-396
Speaks a language other than English at home5566.715.45415.913.1+15
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20161561.93.8--------

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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